Roseanne’s John Goodman Admits He Used To Drink At Work During Battle With Alcoholism


By Nicholas Hautman

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John Goodman hasn’t had a drink in 10 years, but the road to sobriety wasn’t always easy. The Roseanne star, 65, admits in a teaser for his upcoming appearance on Sunday Today With Willie Geist that he used to sneak alcohol on set.

“I got so lucky because I was still getting hired for things, but the fact is I was drinking at work,” Goodman recalls. “My speech would be slurred. I thought I was fooling people. My cheeks would turn bright red when I was liquored up. I just looked like a stop sign.”

The tipping point came one weekend when the actor pretended to be away “playing golf with my friends.”

“I had to go accept an Emmy award. So I missed the rehearsal because I was drunk. And then by the time Sunday morning rolled around, I was shaking. I was still drinking, but I was still shaking,” he recounts. “I had the clarity of thought that I needed to be hospitalized.”…click here to continue reading