Steve Austin: "I Quit Drinking Temporarily To Reach A Goal Weight"

Steve Austin sets the record straight.

Last week, Austin made headlines when he stated that he was giving up alcohol as part of his new diet. On a recent episode of the Steve Austin Show, Austin clarified his comments.

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"I didn’t swear off alcohol forever. Why in the fuck would I do that?” Austin asked. “I enjoy alcohol responsibly as an adult so therefore, I will probably drink until my final day on Earth.”

Austin thanked fans for their concern over his health, but emphatically stated that he is in good health, he was just trying to drop weight.

"I’m on a diet. That’s why I quit," said Ausitn. "When you try to drop some pounds, you get down to your desired weight, you don’t level off on the calories and throw some alcohol back in there and go hog wild. Long story short, end of story, I quit drinking temporarily to reach a goal weight. I did not quit drinking temporarily to improve my health or because I was in harm’s way."

Austin also clarified that he didn't try weed as a substitute to drinking. 

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