#SCOTCH! ROCKS! NOW!!
Kiefer Sutherland Climbs On Wagon, Falls Off Occasionally
, star of Fox Television
’s hit drama 24
, is putting his heavy drinking behind him. The actor acknowledges having a drinking problem and is working hard to mend family relationships and get his alcohol abuse under control.Contact Music
quotes Sutherland as saying: "I have a few drinks and I’m not worried about tomorrow and I’m not thinking about yesterday."
Reportedly Sutherland is going public with his problem to help curtail a popular drinking game that has grown around his successful 24
series. The show’s two-hour finale topped the ratings for Fox last Monday night with nearly 15 million viewers, and plans for a film based on the series are also currently in the works.
The drinking game, which has taken over Monday nights on numerous college campuses and is also popular in Japan, involves downing a shot each time Sutherland’s Jack Bauer
character says the word "Now!" which happened 23 times in this season’s final episode.
The game, known variously as 24 Shots
and Drink Jack Now
, has been publicly condemned by University officials and MADD
chapters across the country, but has been officially endorsed by DAMADD
(Drunks Against Mothers Against Drunk Driving). (MARTY SHERMAN)
A.) All this talk about drinking is making me thirsty.
B.) Me, too. Let’s knock off early and hit Happy Hour. Whaddya say, guys?
C.) I’ll meet you after I stop by the house and "punch" the old lady.LBE