Enquirer: Jon Hamm gave up his boozehound ways cold turkey last summer

Last year, The Enquirer had an explosive (!) piece about Jon Hamm’s boozehound ways. Apparently, The Hamm had gone from a easy-going social drinker to a fall-down drunk. The Enquirer had some anecdotal evidence at the time, and it’s easy enough to find stories about The Hamm getting his drink on at various Hollywood events. I didn’t think the situation was as dire as The Enquirer’s Sobriety Society, though I did feel a twinge of concern for him. If My Hamm Dong is a drunk, we could beat this thing together. And I think you know what I mean by that.

Anyway, The Enquirer has an interesting follow-up on Hamm’s drinking. Basically, he’s given it up. For now. It seems like a temporary thing, perhaps even for a minor health concern or just a test of willpower:

Jon Hamm has given up booze – and those close to him say he’s feeling better than ever. After numerous reports that Hamm was as heavy a drinker as his TV alter-ego Don Draper, Jon has cleaned up his act, sources tell The Enquirer.

Astonishingly, Hamm was even spotted drinking from a bottle of water – instead of his usual Midori sour – at a recent Golden Globes after-party.

“Jon isn’t touching a drop these days,” a source divulged. “he has given up drinking and completely changed his lifestyle… and he’s never looked better.”

According to the source, Jon went cold turkey just before starting to film the new season of Mad Men in August.

“It’s been a battle, because Jon does like to drink,” the source continued. “But he set himself the challenge and he was determined to stick with it. Even the Golden Globes parties didn’t tempt him – he stayed sober and drank water. People razzed him all night about walking around with a water bottle, but he laughed it off good-naturedly.”

“Jon didn’t want to become another Hollywood casualty, especially now that he’s at the height of his career,” the source noted. “And it certainly shows in his appearance – he’s slimmer, looks healthier, and is sexier than ever!”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

Bedhead pointed out that in that Hamm interview she covered yesterday, he was only drinking water during the interview. He also talks about his character’s difficult relationship with alcohol – could it be that The Hamm is trying to avoid The Draper’s pitfalls? Or could it be that he simply wanted to look better, younger, and less booze-bloated for the new season of Mad Men? Whatever… all I know is that sober or drunk, I would love Jon Hamm to whisper “You know what I want” to me in bed (GAH – remember episode one of Season 4?!?!? The Draper likes it rough!!!).

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  1. Kerfuffles says:

    Wait…his favorite drink is a Midori Sour?!

  2. Rook says:

    Midori sour!!!! …I’m so disappointed in him. Is he a sorority girl?

  3. Can you even get drunk off of Midori?! Oh well, he’s still hott and I still would. Love him and am so ready for Mad Men to come back!

  4. INeedANap says:

    Good for him. It takes an strong sense of maturity and an appreciation for his career to quit now before the problem spirals out of control. If this is a temporary break until he can gain more control, or if its a permanent solution, his head seems to be in the right place.

    And midori sour is delicious, psssh. It takes a very secure man to drink one and not give a f**k. Confidence is sexy.

  5. bea says:

    He looks fantastic. The weight loss improved his face 100%.

    Love the Midori Sour comments!

  6. Tiffany27 says:

    I use to love Midori Sour until Kim Kardashian started endorsing it. Bitch ruins everything.

  7. MarenGermany says:

    my dad went cold turkey with alc and cigs a couple of years ago.
    never have seen him happier/healthier.
    respect to everyone who makes it.

  8. Zelda says:

    I go through phases. I’ll go through a drinking phase, then I go through a sobriety phase. (every Saturday night is still scotch time, however. So take a lesson on how not to drink like a high school girl, John Hamm)

    Anyway, it seems to work for me. As soon as I think I’m looking bloated, or spending too much, etc., I rein it in. There’s a lot of ways to handle alcohol. It doesn’t need to be an all or nothing as popular culture seems to suggest. Know what works for you. So long as you’re getting to work everyday, not blacking out, and not seriously hurting your health or relationships then I don’t see an issue.

    ETA: How have flannel suits not come back yet? Some non-Starbucks-employed hipster needs to get on that.

  9. Talie says:

    The whole cast was well known for being big party people, even Jones was rumored to be going too hard on the alcohol before her pregnancy straightened her out.

  10. PeaSoup says:

    Yummy… that is all.

  11. dahlia1947 says:

    Good for him. Drinking in moderation is ok. BTW, Don Draper can come over anytime!

  12. Happy21 says:

    Damn! How am I supposed to take advantage of him if he’s not drunk?!!


  13. meme says:

    Yes. He should be taking care of that magnificent body. I like em tall, dark and bringing sexy back.

  14. JulieM says:

    I know this is heresy around here, but I actually have not missed seeing Hamm with his waxy girlfriend hanging all over him. Love Mad Men and will be watching when it finally comes back. He’s a good actor and fits Don Draper to a T; but I’m not convinced he’s all that good in other parts. In The Town: good but nothing exceptional. Know he has a romcom coming out written and directed by Waxy. Maybe he’ll be better in that.

    Oh, and good for him for moderating his drinking.

  15. Heather says:

    C’mon folks, it’s the Enquirer! I think we can rest assured that the Midori Sour is as make-believe as two-headed aliens.

  16. Rachel says:

    Just commenting to promote any and all Jon Hamm posts!