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George Clooney says he's giving up drinking to give his 'liver a chance to catch back up'

Post by Katiedot on Wed Jan 18 2012, 04:48

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George Clooney gives up drinking in order to give his 'liver a chance to catch back up' 1/17/2012
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George Clooney’s 2012 has been given a great start, with his new relationship with Stacy Keibler seeming to be going better than ever and with the success of his film The Descendants.

Clooney wrote, directed and starred in the film, even taking home the Golden Globe for Best Actor In A Motion Picture on Sunday night. However, don’t expect the actor to make any champagne toasts to his win.

Clooney has revealed that one of his New Year’s resolutions is to take a break from drinking.

"I've made a little New Year's deal that I wouldn't drink for a while... I'm giving my liver a chance to catch back up,” he said, Contact Music reports.

Furthermore, at the Globes on Sunday, Clooney showed love for his fellow nominee and friend, Brad Pitt when he accepted his award.

"Wow, well, that's the funny thing about evenings like this. You get the chance to catch up with old friends and see people that you haven't seen in a long time," he said. "I wanted to say it's nice to see Brad and it's nice to be able to tell him not just what wonderful work he's doing in two films this year, but also what wonderful work he does in the world to the rest of the people. I'm a fan," MTV News reports.

Before that, Clooney took a jab at Pitt’s cane by walking out on stage with it and saying "I have to give it back to him or he can't make it to the bar otherwise,"

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George Clooney Bans Himself From Booze

by Lydia Harris on January 17, 2012

George Clooney has given himself a self-imposed ban on alcoholic beverages!

In a new interview, the actor says that he is abstaining from drinking booze for a short while so that he can see if it improves his health. We’re sure most doctors would agree with this plan, eh?

He revealed, “I’ve made a little New Year’s deal that I wouldn’t drink for a while. I’m giving my liver a chance to catch back up.”

George was arguably the funniest thing about Sunday’s Golden Globes, poking fun at Michael Fassbender with a penis joke. It’s good to know that he brought the funny all on his own with no assistance from alcohol. Ha.

He also revealed that the more he ages, the less sleep he requires throughout the night. He said, “You could argue that people, as they get older, sleep less – probably because they’re afraid of dying at some point. I know my parents don’t sleep much. I know that I used to be able to sleep until noon when I was younger. I couldn’t fathom staying in bed until ten now. I wouldn’t know what to do unless there’s a football game on.”

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Re: George Clooney says he's stopped drinking

Post by playfuldeb on Wed Jan 18 2012, 04:54

he stopped drinking with SL for a while also. I remember a photo of them at an award, and they both had water.

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Re: George Clooney says he's stopped drinking

Post by Joanna on Wed Jan 18 2012, 10:26

I hope he's not just holding off until
he gets to Ireland ? scaredsilly

It's a wise thing to do for anyone when they get older. I'm sure a lot of us have found we can't cope so well with alcohol as we used to and it's sensible to listen to our bodies response.
Drinking plenty of water is good at any age !

And who knows, maybe SK has influenced him not to
drink so much ? Maybe he doesn't need to drink so much now that she's around because he's happy with her ?
Now, there's a thought for another thread lol!


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Post by Dexterdidit on Wed Jan 18 2012, 10:32

Yes and on the red carpet George said he couldn't wait to get drunk and planned on ending up face down by the end of the evening! I think he doesn't drink as much as he makes out but I doubt he is drinking water.............

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Post by it's me on Wed Jan 18 2012, 12:40

Maybe he doesn't need to drink so much now that she's around because he's happy

maybe

the booze hints are all jokes
IMO


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Re: George Clooney says he's stopped drinking

Post by Joanna on Wed Jan 18 2012, 12:59

I'm sure they are I M with maybe just a touch of the truth about it.

Remember dear old Dino's creed ? "We feel sorry for people who don't drink, cos when they get up in the morning, that's as good as they're gonna feel all day" Love3

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Post by Missa on Thu Jan 19 2012, 01:34

Joanna wrote:I'm sure they are I M with maybe just a touch of the truth about it.

Remember dear old Dino's creed ? "We feel sorry for people who don't drink, cos when they get up in the morning, that's as good as they're gonna feel all day" Love3

Wasn't Dino also known for playing up the drunk image while really filling his glass with apple juice? Frank Sinatra once said "I spill more than Dean drinks." Maybe George is playing the same game, playing up the image but actually toning down the drinking a little.

Or maybe he's on a cleanse. Wink

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Post by The next mrs clooney on Thu Jan 19 2012, 01:49

Maybe he's on pain meds after his surgery and trying not to mix things. He seemed to have a glass of wine in front of him at the GG's. Don't think it's stacy influence, in Cabo there wasn't a single picture of her without a drink in her hand.

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George Clooney says he's stopped drinking

Post by Katiedot on Fri Feb 17 2012, 10:29

This is also from his interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

I'm wondering whether it's really true that he has stopped - remember those pics of him at an awards show with open wine bottles and a half-drunk glass of red wine in front of him? I also wonder if this is a tacit admission of a drinking problem?

He also acknowledges, "I drink at times too much. I do enjoy drinking, and there have been times in my life when it's crossed the line from being fun to having to drink late at night for absolutely no reason. So what I do is, I stop. I haven't had a drink since New Year's Eve."

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Post by Dexterdidit on Fri Feb 17 2012, 10:54

My mum used to say many a true word is said in jest. And George jokes about heavy drinking alot so yes I think he realised it was getting a little out of control. And as you age you don't bounce back like you used too. Also with his neck problems and any pain medication could have cause some issues. It's good that he has acknowledged it and done something about it. He may just drink a sip or half glass of wine to be social then stop. Or he may just half fill a glass and leave it there and drink water. Now that it is in print people will watching and seeing if they can trip him up so we will certainly find out if he falls off the wagon. P.S Welcome back Katie!

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Post by LornaDoone on Sat Feb 18 2012, 04:13

George has given up drinking? Well I'll drink to that! Cheers! Drink 3

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Re: George Clooney says he's stopped drinking

Post by Dexterdidit on Sat Feb 18 2012, 05:25

There could be a bottleshop going out of business!

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Re: George Clooney says he's stopped drinking

Post by zizi on Sat Feb 18 2012, 05:46

Katiedot wrote:
I also wonder if this is a tacit admission of a drinking problem?
10 out of 10 Drink

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Post by lelacorb on Sat Feb 18 2012, 06:45

I have not stopped drinking wine or beer but spirits like vodka and Tekila. I remember his interview to Cancun where he said that he disintegrated with Tekila. We have recently seen pictures of him with his glass of wine!

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Re: George Clooney says he's stopped drinking

Post by Katiedot on Sat Feb 18 2012, 14:35

Dexterdidit wrote:There could be a bottleshop going out of business!
Possibly several from the sound of it!!

Seriously though. I remember we had this same discussion on the milano cookie crumbs site, wondering whether he was an alcoholic or not. Unfortunately I can't remember the different arguments for and against anymore.

I'm still not convinced he is/was but I'm glad he seems to be making an effort.

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Re: George Clooney says he's stopped drinking

Post by Joanna on Sat Feb 18 2012, 15:10

Maybe his drinking increased after his accident to take the edge of it all. Now if he's feeling better and being in his 50's he's decided the time is right.
I remember Sammy Davis saying "If I knew I was going to live
this long, I'd have taken better care of myself" ? Coolio

And.... just to upset everyone.... maybe his friend SK
is influencing him for good, diet wise ?? Seesaw of good and e

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Re: George Clooney says he's stopped drinking

Post by Katiedot on Sat Feb 18 2012, 15:12

LOL! I did wonder if being with someone so much younger than him who does have an interest in healthy foods and lifestyle might have had an effect on him?

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Re: George Clooney says he's stopped drinking

Post by it's me on Sat Feb 18 2012, 15:23

no

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Post by Joanna on Sat Feb 18 2012, 15:32

Yes lol!

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Re: George Clooney says he's stopped drinking

Post by melbert on Sat Feb 18 2012, 15:50

However, she does seem to enjoy the "spirits" with all of her party-attending. Always a drink in her hand and talking about drinking. Just sayin'...

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Re: George Clooney says he's stopped drinking

Post by macs on Sat Feb 18 2012, 15:54

well some say it's not the amount you drink, it is when you can't do without
(like, even if you don't drink much everyday, the fact that you need to have a drink every day, would that just be one you can't do without, can be a problem)
don't know if it's true, but sure if you can actully do without a drink sometimes, why not do it... quite a few guys his generation around my family used to drink not a awfull lot but had wine at business meetings for lunch, everyday, etc. when they were younger - and now they basically stopped, not because it was a problem, but rather because I guess it got old for them / they passed that stage sort of - they had enough and they felt better doing without
no idea what's his drinking level, but surely with his work and social schedule, he does have a lot of chances to have a drink or much more - so even if he'd just be a social drinker he could sometimes be drinking a lot, I suppose it can't hurt him not to have one, or to have less (hope he doesn't start giving cleasing advices though...)

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Re: George Clooney says he's stopped drinking

Post by Katiedot on Mon Feb 27 2012, 08:38

He seems quite adamant that he has stopped drinking:

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