This past week, Tim McGraw penned an essay for Esquire, where he opened up about music, family, and a special moment that changed his life.
Tim — who has been sober for more than 10 years — said, "I remember a moment when I was getting out of bed and going to the liquor cabinet and taking a big shot at 8 in the morning."
He said he remembered thinking, "I have to wake the kids up."
"I went straight to [Faith] and said, 'This is where I’m at.' I was scared," he continued.
"She just grabbed me and hugged me and changed my life."
"I didn't know love could feel so good. Was it an emotion? Was it a lifestyle? Was it an imaginary thing? But love is all of those things," he continued.
"And love is being angry. Love is not talking for a day. Love is getting in each other’s face. Love is accepting that I’m wrong. Love is a 360-degree thing. It’s not linear."
Back in 2013, Tim opened up to People about the negative effects alcohol had taken on his life. "I wasn’t a beer drinker. I was more a whiskey drinker. And I wouldn’t just have a drink. If I was going to drink, I’d have some drinks."
“People were worried about me," he continued. "It was to the point where I felt it was negatively affecting my relationships and getting in the way of things I wanted to accomplish in life. So I quit."
Congratulations on sobriety, Tim. And thank you for being so open. <3
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