John Goodman admits he used to drink on the job before he managed to get sober.
The actor, who has been open about his past issues with alcohol, says he feels fortunate he was able to sustain his career while he was going through the personal battle behind the scenes.
“I got so lucky because I was still getting hired for things, but the fact is I was drinking at work,” Goodman told “Sunday Today” host Willie Geist in an interview set to air Sunday.
“My speech would be slurred. I thought I was fooling people. My cheeks would turn bright red when I was liquored up. I just looked like a stop sign.”
Goodman, 65, has now been sober for a decade. He says he knew he needed to address his problem after a long weekend of drinking where he pretended to be golfing with friends.