Paul Weller has discussed his battle with drink, stating: “I think I’m an alcoholic”.
In a recent interview, the singer revealed he had given up drinking over a year ago because he feared that his hedonistic lifestyle was going to kill him.
Weller, who releases his new album ‘Sonik Kicks’ on March 26, said: “I feel fitter now. I go to the gym. Stopped drinking about 16 months ago… Time for a lifestyle change. I couldn’t keep doing it. It was killing me… I miss the silliness… I’m not one of those people who can just have a couple of drinks. If it’s two, it might as well be 20. If it’s 20, it might as well be 40…”
He went on to add: “I think I’m an alcoholic, definitely. Yeah. I would have thought so. It’s hard to know where a pisshead becomes an alkie. Fine line. But yeah, I think so.”
Last month, Weller revealed that he would like to collaborate with Miles Kane in the future. Recently, Weller responded to a question about how he would most like to work with by saying: “I’d like to do something with young Miles Kane. I think he’s a talented lad and we could do something good together.”
‘Sonik Kicks’ comes out on March 26 and contains a total of 14 tracks. It also includes guest appearances from Noel Gallagher and Blur’s Graham Coxon.
by Wallace McTavish