Drew McIntyre ‘Drunken Meltdown’ Revealed

Drew McIntyre has the wrestling world by its kilt right now as he is still one of the most over and talked about superstars within the WWE. On the outside, you would think that Drew is on top of the world. Sadly, the happier someone seems, the sadder they usually are. Drew McIntyre ‘Buries’ Top NXT Star.



Drew McIntyre has gone into very deep detail regarding his struggle with alcohol and why he turned to drinking in previous years.

In a recent appearance on the BBC Headliners podcast, Drew opened up while promoting his new book, A Chosen Destiny. When asked about his struggles with addiction, Drew McIntyre explained his inability to process his thoughts and feelings and along with his mother’s passing, ultimately led the former WWE Champion to abuse alcohol regularly.

Drew stated the following: “Yeah, I mean, especially after my mum passed. Because I didn’t want to talk about it and I didn’t know how to talk about it. I didn’t have anyone to talk about it with, because she was the one I probably would have went to with these feelings I was having. And I didn’t know how I felt and I didn’t know how to deal with them. So I turned to drinking.”

Drew continued: “But it’s not like drinking is something that was uncommon for me,” McIntyre continued. “I’m Scottish, I’ve been going to the pub since I was like fourteen (laughs). But it’s not like it was excessive, I’m a professional athlete. We’d have a couple of drinks after the shows, that was the norm, but after she passed it became especially not just after the shows, it became the days I was off. I just didn’t want to sit there and be consumed by my thoughts. Realistically it went up to six, seven days a week, and if it wasn’t seven days a week, it was because I was recovering from a pretty hefty night.”

Drew is on the right path now and is doing much better at having the drinking under control.

Special thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.

Dustin Schumacher
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