The world is full of luxuries and pleasures especially for those who live like rock stars. Drinking alcohols and spirits, usually being used as socialization tool, is inevitable for celebrities and highly influential people. However, there are famous British celebrities and politicians teetotalers who managed their sinful desires for liquor and live a healthy lifestyle. Although they have distinct reasons for their abstinence from intoxicants or liquors, people will surely uphold their life-changing stories and journeys.
Christopher Anthony John Martin, popularly known as Chris Martin, is the famous front man and lead vocalist of the world-renowned band the Coldplay. Aside from being the band’s lead vocals, Chris is an excellent musician enabling him to play rhythm guitars and pianos.
Chris Martin, although a certified rock star, managed to keep himself from drinking intoxicated drinks since 1999. The incident when he kicked Will Champion (Coldplay’s drummer) out of the band had caused Chris to drunk himself until he threw up. This life-changing incident convinced Chris to give up drinking and finally living as a famous British teetotaler.
Jessie J, or Jessica Ellen Cornish in real life, is a famous British singer and composer. Her popular singles, ‘Do It Like A Dude’ and ‘Price Tag’, allowed her to reach the Top 2 in the UK Singles Charts. Along with her great success as a singer, she also signed as a composer for Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Behind all the success and glamour that Jessie J is currently experiencing, her Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome forbids her to have a taste of alcoholic beverages. Although, this famous British celebrity teetotaler continues to achieve further success in her career and influence in UK.
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Anne Josephine Robinson, also known by the name ‘Queen of Mean’, is the famous hostess of the game show The Weakest Link in BBC. Aside from being a talented game show hostess, she is also an assertive journalist and TV presenter.
Although the ‘Queen Of Mean’ looks tough, she wasn’t able to fight her addiction to alcohol until 1978. In 1977, her doctors told her that she only has 6 weeks to spend her on Earth. Anne was forced to abstain from intoxicants because of this.
Alastair John Campbell was born on May 25, 1957 in the town of Keighley, United Kingdom. He achieved popularity by becoming one of the country’s well-known newscasters. However, Alastair created his most remarkable participation as the Director of Communications and Strategy in favor of Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Although Alastair is a popular figure, this does not exclude him from alcohol problems. He was detained by the police for acting strangely on a public place and was diagnosed of having alcohol problems. This turning point in his life made him decide to be a teetotaler.
Hilary James Wedgwood Benn is the son of Tony Benn, the former Labor Cabinet Minister. He is a Member of Parliament and the current Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
Although Hilary belonged to a rich and very influential family, he is a teetotaler. He is a vegan and teetotaler just like his father Tony. This is the main reason why he managed to look young for years.
Naomi Campbell had started her modeling career since she was 15 years old. She managed to make her way on being part of the top three most in-demand and famous models in 1990. Furthermore, her success in the fashion industry allowed her to be called a ‘supermodel’ together with five others in her contemporaries.
In the life of glamour and beauty, Naomi experienced multiple scandals such as assault cases, binge-drinking incidents, and even narcotics. After the controversies and issues subside, Naomi decide to be a teetotaler and change her ways in life.
Simon John Beckingham, or more commonly known as Simon Pegg, is a famous British teetotaler, actor, and comedian who also produced and directed many popular films and TV series such as ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ and ‘Spaced’. He also played the role of Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott of Start Trek film in 2009.
The Star Trek actor embraces a virtuous lifestyle after he started living on LA. He believes that being a teetotaler allowed him to stay healthy and fit. Although he is a very famous celebrity on Hollywood, Simon managed to devote himself in abstaining from alcoholic drinks.
Prime Minister David Llyod George
As what others say, ‘to become a good leader, you must lead by example’. Prime Minister David Lloyd George is the perfect example for this famous saying. He was a British politician and a famous teetotaler.
In the course of World War I, problems with the British drinking habits arose and caused further dilemmas for the government and society. Prime Minister George addressed the liquors as ‘one of British enemies’ along with the Germans and Austrians. With this predicament in hand, the Prime Minister convinced the king to prohibit alcoholic beverages inside the Royal Household to refrain the government personnel’s alcohol problems. Along with this proposition, he presented laws that lessened the influence of liquors, which significantly resolved the predicament.
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is one of the most famous British teetotalers in the world. From the success of his popular film series ‘Harry Potter’, this boy from Fulham, United Kingdom managed to become a famous celebrity.
Although popularity and fame always come with luxuries and pleasures, Daniel attained success not only with his career, but also from refraining himself to intoxication or getting drunk.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Last, but not the least is Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward. He is the Duke of York and the son of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth. Despite the luxurious life provided by being a Royal Blood, Prince Andrew is a unswerving teetotaler. He was never seen drinking any kinds of alcoholic drink even on special occasions, which made him the best example of a teetotaler.
Teetotalism is not a religion, nor a method to gain popularity. Even these famous British teetotalers above did not become popular because they abstain from alcoholic drinks. Instead, teetotalism is a way of life. It is a lifestyle that allows a person to live independent from luxuries offered by the society.