Tom Arnold opens up about losing 75 pounds and being five years sober
Tom Arnold has opened up about losing 75 pounds and being five years sober.
The ‘Roseanne’ actor, 63, said he made the changes after suffering a mini-stroke and massive organ failure.
He told Us Weekly: “It all started in January. I was giving the kids a bath and turned around to count to 10 when suddenly my vision in my right eye went black as if there was a curtain coming down over my eye.
“I had a mini-stroke. I checked into the hospital for the 24-hour stroke protocol.”
Tom said the fear of leaving his children behind pushed him to find a life coach that helped make a difference in his health.
He added: “As a 63-year-old single father of a nine and six-year-old, it was scary.
“On top of all this, I had massive organ failure two years ago. My doctor changed my medication, but I knew I needed to make bigger changes because I really dropped the ball on self-care.”
Tom also celebrated five years of sobriety on Friday (15.07.22), taking to Instagram to reflect on the milestone.
He told fans beneath a photo of himself with his kids on a beach: “I’m 5 years clean and sober today. 5 years of being present everyday for my kids. I’ve also been my best self dealing with a couple health cares, financial issues and a high conflict divorce.”
Tom, who finalised his divorce from Ashley Groussman in 2020 and who has been married to Roseanne Barr, added: “I’m blessed and full of love and gratitude for my friends, fellow alcoholics and the grace of G-d.”