Dad’s death drove Calum to drinking
CALUM Best has told how he turned to alcohol when his father died, saying he “went drinking for a good three to four years”.
The son of the late football star George Best admitted he had ruined his reputation, health and career in the process.
Talking to ITV’s Loose Women, Best ( above) explained: “It may sound weak to some, but it was my coping mechanism.
“I went drinking for a good three to four years, I ruined my health, ruined my career, ruined my reputation...”.
The 35-year-old said it was his mother, model Angie Best, who got him back on the straight and narrow.
“The thing is, what I’ve noticed is, as much as I’m trying to become comfortable in my own skin, my career is going well, my health is good... I’m on a really healthy path, which is really good for me, but I still have that demon inside me.”
Calum’s father fought a public battle with booze and passed away in 2005 aged 59. MOONDUST smells like gunpowder