Johnny Vegas turned his life around for his son
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 January 2015
Johnny Vegas has opened up about fatherhood after announcing he's expecting his second child, to reveal having a son helped him to turn his life around
Johnny Vegas has thanked his son for helping him to turn his life around after revealing he's expecting his second child.
The 'Benidorm' star has confessed he used to go on "four-day benders" before welcoming son Michael into the world ten years ago and he's now excited for the arrival of his second child, his first with wife Maia Dunphy.
He shared: "A friend of mine was saying, 'You seem to be in the best place you've been'.
"I think it's down to the marriage and my son has had a lot to do with me straightening myself out and getting my act together.
"I really like my family time and quality time with him."
The 44-year-old comedian - whose real name is Michael Pennington - admitted when he found out his now ex-wife Kitty Donnelly was expecting his son, he realised it was time to grow up.
Speaking on Fubar Radio, he said: "Drinking on four-day benders can't be good for you but there wasn't that fear of the possible outcome of living the lifestyle like that.
"When you have a child, it's suddenly that feeling of, 'I need to be around now and I want to be around'."
He added: "It's not about you and in a great way that pulls you back from the abyss."
Johnny and Maia - who got married in 2011 - announced they were expecting their first child on Twitter on Monday (26.01.5) after posting a scan of the baby with a pint of Guinness photoshopped onto its belly.