I had an epiphany working out with my trainer that day, and I haven't had a drink since.
Tell me about the fitness journey that followed that day.
The coke and the Oxy kept my weight down, but for the third album I quit the opiates and started to crave sugar.
I was still drinking a lot of alcohol and started to pack on the pounds. I'm a fan of Meat Loaf, but she wasn't talking about a musical comparison.
In 2009 you were on "Today" and Kathie Lee Gifford said, "At first I thought he was Meat Loaf," which caused her co-host Hoda Kotb to laugh. It was national television, and my heart kind of fell on the ground.
I'm not trying to be disrespectful to Meat Loaf at all because I'm a fan. I'll never forget the day my girlfriend, Teresa, sat me down on the first of November last year and said, "Listen to me, I love you and I'm not going anywhere, but this lifestyle that you're leading is not going to work." She found me a trainer near our house and on Nov.
I felt like I'd been in a death spiral, and I realized I needed to be healthy and strong for my family.I have a 4-year-old boy, and he was a huge motivation, and so were the fans.