JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford is celebrating 36 years of continuous sobriety.
The 70-year-old vocalist posted a photo on his Instagram of his AA medallion commemorating the dry time, which has the words “to thine own self be true” and “unity, service and recovery” engraved on it.
Along with the picture Rob wrote: “‘One day at a time 36 years thank you for your love you mean the world to me’ #heavymetal #ink #sober #birthday #today #love #family #friends #fans #one #world #peace #respect #all”.
Halford recently spoke to Spain’s Mariskal Rock about how he has managed to not pick up a drink since 1986, saying: “I think about it all the time. It’s an addiction. When I’m watching the Phoenix Cardinals play on TV the other day, there’s constantly adverts for beer and for alcohol and stuff. And I know it’s there. And it’s a temptation. So you have to have all of the mental tools ready to get you through that instance. ‘Cause it’s all about instances. And I live one day at a time. I’ve lived one day at a time for 35 years now. And that’s all that matters. It’s the moment. You live in the moment — not yesterday, not tomorrow; it’s now. And you have to be ready for when that little beer devil comes on your shoulder and goes, ‘Come on, Rob. Have a little drink of beer.’ ‘Fuck off.’ [Laughs] Because I don’t wanna feel that way again, man. I don’t want to be that person. I was miserable. I wasn’t happy. I was bad to people. I don’t wanna go through that again. So that’s also part of my finding a balance in my day-to-day life.”
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