Posted: Feb 07, 2013
The country megastar first made headlines about getting sober in a new interview with People magazine, but he revealed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno when his wife Faith Hill knew it was time for Tim to make a lifestyle change.
“I would call her, but the problem was she could tell when I was drinking,” he says. “That’s what forced me to learn how to text. So I started texting, and my joke is when I started slurring my texts, it was time to quit drinking.”
Tim also told Jay he’s kept sober for five years now by staying focused, keeping a routine and developing a newfound six pack – under his shirt.
The singer just released his brand-new album Two Lanes of Freedom this week. Pick up Tim on the cover of People now.