Paul O'Grady's self-imposed booze ban

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 June 2013
Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady has stopped himself from going on big booze benders any more be because he has gone off the taste of alcohol following his two heart attacks

Paul O'Grady has gone off the taste of alcohol since his second heart attack.

The 57-year-old presenter - who was taken to intensive care when he suffered heart attacks in 2002 and 2006 - admits he still has a drink now and again but is unable to go on a big bender because he fears he would end up in hospital.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I still go down the pub every now and then, but I've gone off the taste of booze.

"I can't do the hangovers, I mean I used to be able when I worked in the clubs and 10 pints of cider was no problem. But if I did that now I'd be hospitalised."

While the 'For the Love of Dogs' host can still sink a cold pint, he has stopped going clubbing because he feels like too much of an old man surrounded by youngsters.

He added: "I don't go clubbing anymore. Not because of my heart attack, I just can't be bothered. The last time I went I thought, 'Bloody hell, what am I doing here surrounded by children?' "

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