"I started drinking a lot and I began to get a bit tubbier," he admitted to Attitude magazine. "In fact, because of that I was getting fat jibes all the time, which hurt me...I'm not afraid to say I went through a pretty bad stage. And for that time in my life, that was perfect for me. That's what I wanted to do and so I enjoyed myself."
"I feel good to be out of that zone and be more concentrated," he later reflected. "There were a just a few times that I went over the limit with things and then I had to pull it back."