‘I used to drink a whole bottle by myself’: Why Billy Crawford gave up alcohol

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Posted at Nov 07 2019 01:46 AM | Updated as of Nov 07 2019 06:59 PM

A lot of people were surprised to see just how much weight Billy Crawford lost during his break from the spotlight. Instagram

MANILA—"May sakit ka ba?" 

That's a question TV host Billy Crawford gets a lot nowadays, given his surprisingly leaner figure, a positive result, he said, of his decision to finally cut out alcohol from his life. 

On "Tonight With Boy Abunda" Wednesday, Crawford explained that his weight reaching 235 pounds at one point, and seeing his addiction to drinking worsen — he said that he was finishing whole bottles of hard liquor in one night — prompted the lifestyle change.

He added that he had begun to take his health seriously because of his dream of becoming a father, and credits the support of his wife, Coleen Garcia, for helping him achieve his ideal weight.

He also denied being a drug addict, a claim many online have made about his drastic weight loss. 

You can check out his full interview below: 

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Crawford was on the late night talk show to promote "Your Moment," an upcoming reality talent competition which he will co-judge with Boy Abunda and Nadine Lustre. 

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