Comedian Patricia Heaton shared a video on Saturday with news of reaching a personal milestone. The star told his more than 400,000 Twitter followers that he celebrated three years of “alcohol-free”.
“It is July when we celebrate the freedom of our country. Also, for me, I celebrate three years of alcohol-free,” “Everyone loves Raymond” the actress says in a video – working up a sweat on a walk 3.5-mil.
“So I just wanted to share that with you. And my message is if any of us are thinking about doing that, any of us are doing that right now and they need some encouragement or whatever. Have a good day.”
Heaton, 63, has focused on his health and fitness in recent years, including trying to swim 50 laps four to five times a week. He was also on a low-carb, low-fat diet, he told Parade magazine last year.
The Ohio native explained that he decided to donate alcohol in 2018 because he found himself enjoying it a little too much.
“I remember it terribly, but at the end of the day I feel better,” she told the magazine. “I found myself looking forward to cocktails every night. But if I happen to have lunch, I might have a glass of wine or Prosecco.”
He said statistics show that women who drink moderately in their 30s and 40s can sometimes fall into alcohol as they age.
“I think it has something to do with your kids moving out of the house and things that used to anchor you not there,” he said at the time. “You’re a bit out of sea, so you reach for the bottle to cover up the uncertainty. I kind of felt that in my head. … I stopped [drinking]and my life has greatly improved. My children are in their mid-twenties and I will probably be in their sixties when I have grandchildren. I want to stay healthy for them. “
Heaton also published a book last year called “Your Second Law: Inspired Stories of Reinvention,” in which he wrote about taking more time for himself and his passion as an empty nester. Mary Heaton is British actor and director David Hunt.
She also recently starred in the short live series “Carol’s Second Law,” about a mother chasing her dream of becoming a doctor. The show ran from 2019 to 2020.
Prior to that, he played hilariously confused wife Frankie Heck in “The Middle” from 2009 to 2018 and Debra Barone in “Everyone Loves Raymond” from 1996 to 2005.