Churchill Show, Comedian, Othuol Othuol has opened up about his battle with alcohol addiction something that made him lose friends.
Othuol has been battling Tuberculosis (TB) for long as well as alcohol addiction.
Speaking during an interview with Tuko, Othuol said,
‘Can you imagine being sick and you have to pay rent and eat well but you don’t have cash.
You turn into a beggar, you beg till you cannot beg anymore.
Some fans have been very gracious because when I was sick some would just send me cash out of the blue.
Churchill paid all my hospital bills.’
Othoul added that he has now recovered from his addiction to alcohol.
‘I used to be an alcoholic, I used to sell my phone, TV and I would even sell my gas and use the money I was paid to drink.
It was a bad life, addiction is a disease. I would wake up at 4 am just to go buy Makali (alchol) .
I lost my respect and my friends.’
Othuol added that he stopped drinking after realizing he could actually survive without alcohol.
‘I stopped because sometimes I could perform after taking alcohol and some days I would not but I still performed.
So I decided to stop entirely.
I used to believe that I could not perform without drinking,so I used to hide somewhere as if I am rehearsing but I was not.
I would stop only when I was called to the stage,After performing I would then disappear after all no one would dare come and smell me.’
‘I miss the stage and I am hoping on 31st December I will perform if not I hope by January 2020 I will be back.
When you have problems you lose friends and I lost very close friends during my difficult moments.’