Chris Cuomo says he drinks ‘an excessive amount of’ however he isn’t an alcoholic

Disgraced CNN anchor Chris Cuomo revealed that he drinks “an excessive amount of” however insisted he’s not “an alcoholic” throughout a frank dialogue about psychological well being on an episode of his podcast Thursday.

Cuomo, who begins a brand new gig at NewsNation on Oct. 3 after he was fired by CNN final yr, admitted that he usually turns to alcohol as a coping mechanism.

“Too usually, I believe, we keep away from coping with issues. So right here’s somewhat little bit of my story. I take my physique and — my weight loss plan can suck. I drink an excessive amount of,” Cuomo mentioned. “I’m interested by that, largely when it comes to why I drink an excessive amount of. I’m in all probability what folks within the sobriety neighborhood would name a ‘normie’ however a tough drinker.”

“I drink usually and I undoubtedly assume it’s not all the time for the fitting purpose,” Cuomo continued. “I believe it’s to settle my thoughts. I believe it’s to take care of feelings.”

“I’m not saying I’m an alcoholic,” Cuomo added. “I don’t consider in abusing these phrases, nevertheless it’s one thing I’ve had to consider, and it’s one thing that I’m interested by and it’s one thing that I’m coping with as a result of my psychological well being has turn out to be an growing facet of my self-concern about how I could be my finest. I actually consider that, you understand, the place your head is, is the place your life goes.”

Chris Cuomo was CNN’s top-rated primetime anchor earlier than his dismissal.
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The anchor mentioned he mentioned his private expertise as a result of he wished to “de-stigmatize” the subject.

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 confronted a number of allegations of sexual misconduct.

The anchor was CNN’s top-rated primetime host previous to his firing. He’s at present embroiled in a heated authorized battle with the cable community and has demanded $125 million in damages — alleging his outdated firm “has a long-established sample and observe of selectively implementing its insurance policies primarily based on cynical calculations of public notion.”

CNN declined to remark after the lawsuit was filed.

The TV character, who’s married with three children, revealed his plan to affix NewsNation throughout an look on the upstart community in July. He’ll anchor the 8 p.m. time slot.

“I’m going to return to NewsNation and I need to construct one thing particular right here,” Cuomo mentioned on the time.

As The Publish reported final month, Cuomo’s arrival has ruffled many feathers at NewsNation — with offended staffers lamenting the truth that they’re being requested to advertise his new present.

In the meantime, Cuomo’s podcast, “The Chris Cuomo Challenge,” has plummeted within the rankings since its debut in July.

Mediaite was first to report on Cuomo’s remarks.