It usually comes as no surprise when a celebrity admits to having a drinking or drug problem, which is precisely why we were like “oh, okay” when Mötley Crüe bad boy Tommy Lee revealed he used to drink two gallons of vodka per day.
“I didn’t notice it until towards the end of it, when I was like, ‘Oh dude, I’ve got to stop,’” he told Yahoo Entertainment in an interview last week. “Like, I was drinking just out of boredom.”
I mean, same? Maybe?
“I would just wake up and be just building — just all vodka and just a little eyedropper of cranberry or lemonade. I was drinking two gallons — not pints, not quarts, but gallons, the big-handles — a day.” Dayum, Tommy Lee.
Guys…two gallons is an insane amount. First of all, I can’t even drink two gallons of water a day. I don’t think my sensitive little body could handle so much liquid entering and exiting it in a span of 24 hours. Secondly, drinking that much alcohol each day — as impressive as it is — is definitely not good for you. It’ll disinfect you from the inside out, obviously, but it’s just not healthy.
Have you seen the Instagram account Lookatthisrussian? That should give you a good idea of what two gallons of vodka a day will do to you.
“You know going to get a full checkup with the doctor and stuff, he’s like, ‘Dude, I don’t know what the deal is with you, but your liver is fine. You’re super healthy. Like, what are you made of?'” Seriously. How, Tommy? How?
“For most people they’d probably have, you know, destroyed a bunch of stuff, but anyway that’s not important.” Ah, the understatement of the year.
“What’s important is I just realized like, ‘Whoa, dude this is – this is, you’re drinking enough to like you could probably die. It wasn’t even phasing me. That’s kind of crazy I just became sort of immune to it and realized, ‘Whoa, this is a lot. Like this isn’t good.’ So, it was time for me to pump the brakes.”
Luckily, the rocker has since been sober. The moral of the story is don’t drink two gallons of vodka each day. Don’t be a 2019 Tommy Lee.