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Johnny Depp Admits To Being Sober For 1.5 Years!

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It's nothing to hide, but we completely understand why Johnny Depp, who is notoriously shy about his personal life, would want to keep something so personal to himself!

Johnny has given up alcohol — but he wants to be clear that it was not because he was an alcoholic… it was just causing him some problems! He refuses to use the word 'quit' and still likes drinking non-alcoholic beer!

Here's what he said about it all in Rolling Stone:

“I just decided that I pretty much got everything I could out of it. I investigated wine and spirits thoroughly, and they certainly investigated me as well, and we found out that we got along beautifully, but maybe too well.

"No. I don’t have the physical need for the drug alcohol. No, it’s more my medication, my self-medication over the years to calm the circus. Once the circus kicks in, the festivities in the brain, it can be ruthless.”

We love Johnny too much to tell him that that sounds a lot like needing alcohol like someone would need medication! LOLz!

It doesn't matter at this point, though! So why did he drink other than to calm the circus, and to have a good time with Hunter S. Thompson?

“I’m kind of socially awkward. And it was always a great crutch. Mingling at parties and stuff like that has always been not a nice experience for me. It’s just not comfortable. Or, like, talk shows used to be in the beginning. So I found I needed to drink in those situations. Just slam a couple down and go, ‘OK, I can muster up enough talk to meander my way through this thing and get out the other side unscathed.”

We've seen you in the past 1.5 years as a sober man, and we're happy to tell you that you're just as charming as you've ever been — even without the booze! Keep it up, Johnny!

It is MUCH healthier for both your body, and dealing with any issues, if you're not on the bottle!

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6 comments to “Johnny Depp Admits To Being Sober For 1.5 Years!”

  1. 1

    When he talks about the circus in the brain, he's actually referring to the mental part of the illness. Yes, I am a subject matter expert.. I've been sober for a few years. Congrats, Johnny!

  2. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Good for him. I quit drinking once for almost a year, but as soon as I hit the beach in Mexico I had a margarita in my hand. Quit again for awhile when I got back. At least for me, it was not hard and it is good for your body to have a clean liver once in awhile.

  3. Glad says – reply to this


    So it was true. Then also all the people saying that Amber Heard is pregnant because she also doesn't drink when she is with him (by the reports from onlookers) and alone (when she was at MET gala it was reported she only drank water, so some rumors starting to say that she was pregnant because that) here they have a great explanation other than "she is pregnant". It might be some sort of work in team between them, because also that's about the time they've been together. Nice if she's supporting him

  4. Amber says – reply to this


    Way to go Johnny,love it! <3

  5. kat says – reply to this


    I don't have any right to do it, because i'm a nobody only his loyal fan as many others, but I feel so proud of him for doing this. Well done Johnny!

  6. tega says – reply to this


    I am very proud of Johnny for giving up his drinking for whatever reason he says or what is written. I have been through divorce (or in his case, separation) and I know how hard it is on everyone involved. I can only imagine what it is like when you are both celebrities. It is important to stay civil b/c in the end you are so beat down that you both will be civil anyway. Good for him in keeping his head clear and his body clean.