Not everyone’s definition of a great night includes a glass, or two, of wine. Due to addiction or lifestyle choices, some choose to stay away from alcohol. It is the case for regular citizens, but also for people in the public eye. Whatever their reasons, whether they have battled addiction in the past, decide to stick with water for their health, simply because they never liked consuming alcohol or any other reason of theirs, these notable men brake the mould by remaining sober.
Some of them are well known for having battled drinking problems and are a great inspiration for anyone struggling with addiction while others will highly surprise you. Curious to see who decided to put down the bottle for good, or actually never picked up drinking? Here are 23 celebrities you never knew didn’t drink alcohol or made the choice to remain sober.
23. Bradley Cooper
Cooper put down drinking at 29 because he believed it to be affecting his work. He is now a completely sober actor.
22. Robert Downey Jr.
After multiple addiction problems, Downey quit drinking in 2003.
21. Brad Pitt
Pitt once admitted that he was drinking every single day when he was in college. Those days are now behind him, as he never drinks.
20. Russell Brand
Brand is very open about his past of addiction, the comedian has now been clean for 17 years.
19. Zac Efron
Efron has said sobriety helped provide structure to his life and boosted his self-confidence.
18. Calvin Harris
Given his line of work, no surprise that the international superstar DJ used to drink two bottles of whiskey per night. He however decided to get sober in 2014.
17. Daniel Radcliffe
Radcliffe turned to alcohol to deal with anxiety and manage fame. He got sober 5 years ago.
16. Anthony Hopkins
Hopkins said he was hungover during much of his theatrical career. Thankfully, he was able to tackle his alcoholism.
15. Stephen King
The best-selling writer says that for much of his career the scariest monster was not being able to write sober. That monster is now in his past.
14. Eric Clapton
The legendary musician chose sobriety after the death of his son in 1991. He hasn’t drink since.
13. Andy Murray
After drinking quite a bit during his teenage years, Murray gave up alcohol as he was fearing it might affect his tennis career.
Treated for alcohol and opioid addiction, the rapper says he is sober because he does not want to lose everything.
11. Warren Buffett
The man worth over $80 billion, but never does he celebrates his success with a glass of champagne.
10. Kendrick Lamar
In the past, Lamar has rapped about his distaste for alcohol and hip-hop’s celebration of the substance.
9. Gerard Butler
Butler says he used to drink with a death wish. The actor has been sober for over 20 years.
8. Pharrell Williams
Williams says he’s been drunk a total of nine times in his life and that alcohol just isn’t for him. Could it be the secret for eternal youth?
7. Matthew Perry
After addiction problems, Perry hasn’t touched alcohol nor opiates since 2001.
6. Jim Carrey
Carrey stays away from drugs and alcohol to be more present. He admitted to using substances in the past to cope with depression.
5. Tyler, the Creator
The rapper doesn’t just keep away from booze, he also reportedly bans all alcohol and drugs from his studio.
4. Colin Farrell
Last year, after 12 years of sobriety, Farrell checked himself into rehab. He hadn’t started drinking again but wanted to prevent a possible relapse. Hats off.
3. Samuel L. Jackson
Jackson hasn’t touched a drink in more than two decades. He used to get drunk and high as a young man, but eventually grew tired of that lifestyle.
2. Dax Shepard
For the first 12 years of his sobriety, Shepard would wake up every day and admit that he was an addict. He has now been sober for 16 years.
1. John Goodman
Goodman admitted to breaking his rule of never drinking at work. He’s been sober now for nine years.
Source: Men’s Health