Kelsey Grammer, who was once sentenced to jail time for drunk driving and cocaine possession, has quit Alcoholics Anonymous, and now drinks every day.
In an interview with The Times, Grammer spoke about leaving sobriety behind. "I no longer go to AA and I still enjoy a drink," he admitted. "People need to know how to move on and put things in another place. Drinking is not a vice."
He also warned that nobody should interfere when it is time for him to hit the bottle. "I want my five minutes every day when I have my cocktail, and I want no one to bother me during that time."
The 61-year-old, however, does draw the line at cocaine, insisting, "You are dicing with death when you go down that road."
Another no-no for Grammer is abortion. The actor does not make any exception for victims of rape. "It gets a bit dishonest to call something reproductive rights when you clearly have a choice well before a baby is conceived," he said. "If someone has to die as a result of rape, then we should kill the rapist — not the unborn child."