What's it like to have one of the top-rated sitcoms on television? "It's nice that the series is successful," said Craig T. Nelson, the star of "Coach," "but I don't even know if I want to stay in the business." Nelson told Parade magazine that he turned his life around when he quit drinking eight years ago. "I don't want to be known as a recovering alcoholic, although I used alcohol and drugs all my life," he said. "It was how I kept anyone from getting close and hurting me. I thought all talented people lived like that, from Baudelaire to Spencer Tracy. But I wasn't able to have a coherent thought. I was insane." Nelson says he hasn't had a drink since the night he blacked out onstage during the second act of a play. "I woke up at the curtain call," he said. "I didn't even remember finishing the play."
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By Deseret News