Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford spoke in a recent interview with ‘Brave Words’ this week. Rob made a really interesting statement about his drinking addiction, and he revealed the thing he was addicted to rather than alcohol.

While asked if he drinks alcohol still, Rob Halford revealed that he only drinks tea. He also said that he does not have any alcohol addiction at all.

Here’s what Rob Halford stated:

“No, I don’t [drink alcohol] – but I drink tea. I’ve often thought about what the non-alcoholic beers might taste like because I know Andy Sneap is a non-drinker and he drinks non-alcoholic beer.

The thing with me is the smell – once I smell the beer or wine or liquor, my mind starts spinning about all the bad stuff that I went through in those times, which is why it doesn’t bother me to be around drinkers for a short period of time, but after a while, I have to leave the room because it’s quite challenging.”

He continued:

“So for me, tea. And nobody in my family drinks that much. My brother is a beer man, he loves all different kinds of beer, but my sister hardly ever drinks. We’re not really big drinkers in the Halford clan though, so that’s useful. Good old Yorkshire Tea – it has to be Yorkshire tea.”

Click here for the source of the statement.