Jan. 6, 2022 – Speaking with Spain’s Mariskal Rock about his ongoing sobriety in a recent interview, Halford explained that temptations are still all around him, even 36 years later.

“I think about it all the time. It’s an addiction. When I’m watching the Phoenix Cardinals play on TV the other day, there’s constantly adverts for beer and for alcohol and stuff. And I know it’s there. And it’s a temptation. So you have to have all of the mental tools ready to get you through that instance. ‘Cause it’s all about instances,” relayed the Metal God, who turned 70 over the summer. Halford added, “And I live one day at a time. I’ve lived one day at a time for 35 years now [editor’s note: the interview was conducted prior to the 36th anniversary of his sobriety]. And that’s all that matters. It’s the moment. You live in the moment – not yesterday, not tomorrow; it’s now. And you have to be ready for when that little beer devil comes on your shoulder and goes, ‘Come on, Rob. Have a little drink of beer.’ ‘Fuck off.’ [Laughs] Because I don’t want to feel that way again, man.”


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