Osher Gunsberg has opened up about his 'dark past' and revealed his self-confessed 'unhealthy' relationship with alcohol, and the struggles that ultimately lead him to live a sober lifestyle.
Talking to Hello Sunday Morning, the Bachelor host reveals he knew something was wrong with his drinking habits before he decided to go sober in 2010.
'I knew my relationship with alcohol was unhealthy when every single time I drank, something that I did not feel okay about happened,' Gunsberg said. 'I would hurt someone’s feelings or I would say something that, you know, impacted my career, or I would do something or break something or just generally be not a nice human being to be around and I was unable to stop that.'
The 43-year-old adds that he was 'unable to control' when he drank, and it stopped being a choice.
'I didn’t think, ‘You know what? I might have a drink.’ It was, ‘I have to have a drink’ — and that wasn’t OK. And for me, once I started, I was unable to stop.'
At the age of 36, Gunsberg decided to quit alcohol altogether.
'Eventually, you’re like, ‘I can’t do this anymore...I’m losing friends, I’m losing jobs, I’m losing everything.’ But once I stopped, it all got better.'
Despite his downward spiral, Gunsberg is now happily married to wife Audrey Griffen.