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'EastEnders' star Adam Woodyatt quit booze after his doctor told him his liver was "taking a bit of a hammering".
The actor has revealed he was hospitalised with a stomach issue more than two years ago and received a stern warning from his doctor who urged him to give up alcohol for six weeks - but Adam ended up going teetotal after feeling the health benefits during his break from booze.
He told The Sun: "I went into hospital with a stomach issue and they pointed out my liver was probably taking a bit of a hammering.
“They said, ‘Look, give your liver a rest for six weeks, we’ll do some tests.’ Then COVID happened and six weeks became 12 weeks.
"And I thought, ‘Do you know what -I’ve cracked this, I don’t miss it, I’m better off without it'."
Adam went on to insist he's not sure if he's given up alcohol forever as he's leaving the door open to the possibility he might embrace drinking again.
He's previously revealed giving up alcohol helped him slim down as he went on to lose around three stone in weight as part of a healthy new lifestyle which included regular cycling.
The Ian Beale actor told The Cambridge Independent: "With giving up alcohol, the weight drops off and because the weight dropped it was easier to cycle.
"So it was easier to stay fit. That’s all it was. I’m just not really focused on it. I’ve not really made a big fuss about it. I just stopped drinking. But everyone’s different."
Adam added: "At this point in my life, yeah, I’m quite happy not drinking. And the result is I’ve lost about three stone in weight."