The country star appeared on an episode of Amazon’s Country Heat Weekly podcast to talk about his Christmas album Merry Christmas From Jon Pardi, where he also let the hosts in on his New Year’s resolution, “facial care.”
It seemed like he was being pretty serious about that which is funny (and awesome), and he also shared that he hasn’t been drinking for the last 3 and a half months or so, as he’s now been sober for “112 days.”
Pardi says the decision came after he found out he was pre-diabetic, and since then, he’s lost a lot of weight and is feeling great.
He also added that this isn’t necessarily a permanent decision, and he can “come out of retirement” at any time, but he really just “needed a break”:
“I’ve been 112 days sober. I’ve lost a bunch of weight, I was pre-diabetic, and I was like, I gotta stop.
But I will say I’m retired, okay, that doesn’t mean I can’t come out of retirement. But for right now, it’s been great, and it just fell off my face.
It was getting to the point where every picture, every video, I was so unhappy with myself, and it was just like, where I was going… I needed to just take a break.”