Tommy Lee was drinking two gallons of vodka a day after 2015 tour and prior to entering rehab
Tommy Lee was recently interviewed by Yahoo Entertainment! and revealed just how out of control that his alcohol consumption got to following Mötley Crüe‘s “final” tour [at the time] in 2015.
Lee confessed that after the band’s tour he was “just burnt on everything” and “just floated in my pool and did absolutely nothing for a year.”
He went on to say: “It was crazy. I mean, I’ve been sober for four years, and I’ve been sort of on and off for a long time… I go through these phases where I just want to live a different life and f*** all the dumb s***. And then I decide, ‘You know what? I don’t want to live like that anymore. I want to have a lot of play and be f***ed up and stupid and all that s***. So, in this particular instance, I had been home… I had all this time at home, not touring, just being at home. I did what I told you. I just enjoyed being home. I literally did nothing. I would just float around drink and just f***ing drink.”
“I didn’t notice it until towards the end of it, when I was like, ‘Oh dude, I’ve got to stop. This is f***ing insane.’ Like, I was drinking just out of boredom. I would just wake up and be just building [a glass with] 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. That’s f***ing crazy. … I just realized, ‘Whoa dude, you’re drinking enough to like, you could probably die.’ And it wasn’t even fazing me. … I just became sort of immune to it…”
It was Lee‘s new wife /social media star Brittany Furlan who was the catalyst for the drummer entering rehab. Lee indicated: “She was like, ‘Baby, I don’t think I’ve ever even seen anybody drink that much. Like, you’re kind of scaring me. … Like, are you going to wake up? Am I going to wake up to, like, you not breathing?’… And I was like, ‘That sucks. That’s not cool to have you have you worry like that. And it’s worrying me.’ But yeah, she was definitely concerned, and her concern obviously helped in my decision to just go get outta here: I bailed for over a month and just was like, ‘That’s it, I’m done for a while.’”
You can read the article / rest of the interview at Yahoo Entertainment!‘s website.