Jon Pardi Opens Up About Being ‘112 Days Sober’ Following His Decision to ‘Retire’ from Alcohol: ‘I Was So Unhappy with Myself’

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

The country star mentioned that he has “lost a bunch of weight” since deciding to give up alcohol.


Jon Pardi is embarking on 2024 with notable progress in his recent sobriety journey. The 38-year-old “Ain’t Always the Cowboy” singer shared on Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast that he has been sober for nearly four months and has experienced weight loss due to the lifestyle change.

“I’ve been 112 days sober. I’ve lost a bunch of weight,” Pardi shared with hosts Kelly Sutton and Amber Anderson. “I was pre-diabetic, and I was just like, ‘I gotta stop.'”

Pardi elaborated that concerns about his weight and health contributed to feelings of unhappiness and led him to the decision to make a change.

“I was really getting to the point where every picture, every video I was so unhappy with myself,” he admitted. “And where I was going, I needed to just take a break.”


The positive outcomes of Jon Pardi’s sobriety journey have bolstered his confidence, and he now encourages others by emphasizing the impact of going alcohol-free on weight loss.

“I just did a photo shoot and I was like … ‘Damn, I look good,’ Take that Tito’s!” he humorously exclaimed. “But for anybody that’s thinking about it, if they want to lose weight and you do drink, let me tell you, it does help tremendously if you stop.”

While he has given up alcohol, Pardi humorously shared on the show that his sweet tooth remains a weakness.

“I love me some ice cream,” he quipped. “I’m like, ‘Well, I’m not drinking. I better get this Twix candy ice cream. Coffee ice cream. So good.”

Although Pardi didn’t delve further into his sobriety journey, he acknowledged that he’s uncertain about staying committed to it.

“I’m retired, OK? Doesn’t mean I can’t come out of retirement,” he playfully stated. “But for right now, it’s been great.”