‘I decided to live a little longer’: Michael Caine, 88, gives up alcohol to spend more time with his three grandchildren
Michael Caine has revealed that he has given up alcohol so that he can spend as much time as possible with his three grandchildren.
The actor, 88, said being a grandfather gave me “ new life ” and that he was “ completely obsessed ” with the twins Miles and Allegra and his grandson Taylor.
In 2017, Michael lost two astounding stones and cut back on his alcohol consumption when he feared he had developed cancer.
Tee-total: Michael Caine revealed he gave up alcohol so he could spend as much time with his three grandchildren as possible (pictured with Dame Joan Collins in 2019)
Now the Batman star has revealed he’s gone tee-total and has talked about how his grandchildren are the highlight of his life.
In an interview with Candis magazine, Michael said: “ I have decided to live a little longer, I have reduced the consumption of drinks and I have a new outlook on life. I thought I wasn’t going to have grandchildren, and suddenly I have three.
“They are my fountain of youth and have given me new life without any worries or problems. I am completely obsessed and so is my wife.
Sweet: The actor, 88, said being a grandfather gave me ‘new life’ and that he was ‘completely in love’ with twins Miles and Allegra and his grandson Taylor (photo 2018)
“ I had some highlights in my life, I won two Oscars and received a knight title, and I thought you couldn’t get better than that, but then I had my grandchildren, which is better than anything. ‘
Michael has two daughters; Dominique, 65, from her first marriage to actress Patricia Haines – and Natasha, 48, from her second, Shakira Baksh.
The actor went on to say, despite his legendary 60-year career in the film industry, being a father is his greatest achievement.
Family: Michael has two daughters; Dominique, 65 (right) from her first marriage to actress Patricia Haines – and Natasha (left), 48, from her second, Shakira Baksh
Good influence: The actor previously shared how he used to drink “ a bottle of vodka a day ” early in his career and how his wife Shakira, 74, “ calmed him down ” ( photo 2019)
Michael said he loved spending time with his two daughters and “ tended to spoil them. ”
The Hollywood thespian previously explained how he used to drink ‘a bottle of vodka a day’ early in his career and how his wife Shakira, 74, ‘calmed him down’ after their marriage in 1973.
He told the Radio Times in 2016: ‘Without her I would have been dead a long time ago. I would probably have drunk myself to death.
“ I was a bit of an artist ap ** s younger, I drank a bottle of vodka a day and I smoked too, several packs a day.
“I was not unhappy but it was stress. You know, “Am I going to have another photo? How am I going to do this part? How am I going to remember all these lines? I have to get up at 6 in the morning and I hope the alarm will work” “.
Stressed: “ I was a bit of an ap ** s artist when I was younger, I drank a bottle of vodka a day and I smoked too, ” he once said (pictured with Laurence Olivier in 1972 )