Farrell's hell-raising days are over

Last updated 11:49 01/08/2012
Colin Farrell
CLEAN AND SOBER: Colin Farrell has ditched drugs and booze in favour of green tea and vitamins.

Relevant offers

Well & Good

New Zealand amputee model Jess Quinn is inspiring people to thrive How to talk to a friend who has Alzheimer's Popular Kiwi blogger reveals return of 'horrible dark thoughts' and depression The latest study linking mobile phones to cancer has big problems Dream beds: How to make the perfect bed Lucy Cavendish: Therapy helped me sort out my scrambled life Marlborough school children to raise money for refugees during 40 Hour Famine Why gut microbiome is the key to healthy weight Eating to cool the planet: Are you ready for a climatarian diet? Freelee the Banana Girl and vegan YouTubers are the next Kardashians

Colin Farrell credits "green tea and s**tloads of vitamins" with keeping him healthy.

The 36-year-old actor has a history of hell-raising after battling addictions to drugs and alcohol but has overhauled his lifestyle to stay in shape for his work and family.

"I don't put the same level of energy into healthy living as I did into unhealthy living. I put an enormous amount of energy into the destruction of my body and if I put the same amount into treating my body in a positive way, that too would end up being a sickness," he told the September issue of British magazine Men's Health.

"But I eat really well, drink loads of green tea, and take a s**tload of vitamins."

Farrell said becoming a father allowed him to overcome his personal demons and be a better person.

"I did a two-mile jog every day, an hour of weights, every day, six days a week, for about three months before we started. And I'm somebody who a couple of years ago couldn't even run a mile," he said.

"What my first son James did was allow me to care for something in this world when I couldn't care for myself. James saved my life. I have two beautiful sons and when I'm not working I see them a lot. Life has mutated to take on this sweet simplicity that I am really f**king ok with."

 

Ad Feedback

- Cover Media

Comments

Recipe search

Special offers
Opinion poll

Do you believe eating superfoods makes you healthier?

Yes, I feel so much better when I eat them.

No, it's all a con.

I don't know, I can't afford them.

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content