Chris Cuomo Admits He Has a Drinking Problem!
Disgraced former CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo admits he has a drinking problem but claims he is “not an alcoholic.”
During one of his recent podcasts discussing mental health issues in America, Cuomo revealed that he drinks “too much” but insisted he’s not “an alcoholic.”
Cuomo, who starts a new gig at NewsNation on Oct. 3 after he was fired by CNN last year, admitted that he often turns to alcohol as a coping mechanism.
“Too often, I think, we avoid dealing with things. So here’s a little bit of my story. I take my body and — my diet can suck. I drink too much,” Cuomo said. “I’m thinking about that, mostly in terms of why I drink too much. I’m probably what people in the sobriety community would call a ‘normie’ but a hard drinker.”
“I drink often, and I definitely think it’s not always for the right reason,” Cuomo continued. “I think it’s to settle my mind. I think it’s to deal with emotions.”
“I’m not saying I’m an alcoholic,” Cuomo added. “I don’t believe in abusing those terms, but it’s something I’ve had to think about, and it’s something that I am thinking about, and it’s something that I’m dealing with because my mental health has become an increasing aspect of my self-concern about how I can be my best. I really believe that, you know, where your head is, is where your life goes.”
The anchor said he discussed his personal experience because he wanted to “de-stigmatize” the topic.
As our readers well know, Cuomo was canned following revelations that he had secretly assisted in crafting the PR response for his brother, disgraced ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
There was never any mention if a problem with drinking was involved in those allegations or in his firing from CNN.
Cuomo, who is married with three kids, revealed his plan to join NewsNation during an appearance on the upstart network in July. He will anchor the 8 p.m. time slot starting in early October.
“I’m going to come to NewsNation, and I want to build something special here,” Cuomo said at the time.
As we reported on these pages last month, Cuomo’s arrival has ruffled many feathers at NewsNation — with angry staffers lamenting the fact that they are being asked to promote his new show.
Meanwhile, Cuomo’s podcast, “The Chris Cuomo Project,” where he made this big reveal about his problem with alcohol, has plummeted in the rankings since its debut in July.