John Goodman Discusses Alcoholism, 'Roseanne' Revival During 'Today' Show Interview

John Goodman reflects on his battle with alcoholism in a Sunday Today show interview with Willie Geist, slated to air this weekend.

The veteran actor has been sober for a decade, but at the height of his addiction, he sometimes caught himself drinking at work, he revealed.

"My speech was slurred," Goodman said in a teaser video Thursday for the interview. "I thought I was fooling people. My cheeks would turn bright red when I was liquored up."

The tipping point, he added, was when he called his wife after a bad weekend of drinking and she arranged for the actor to enter a treatment center.

After decades of alcoholism, Goodman has been sober since 2007 and, as of 2012, has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings frequently. "I'd have the shakes so bad [while acting onstage] I'd have to have a drink to get through the show," Goodman said in 2012. "I'm lucky I never got fired."

Goodman, 65, is well known for legendary performances in films like The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?, both by the Coen brothers.

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Currently, though, Goodman is resuming his role as Dan Conner on the sitcom Roseanne. The series ran on ABC from 1988 until 1997. The revival of the show premiered on Tuesday night, drawing an unexpectedly massive audience and somehow amassing 10 percent more viewers than the 1997 finale.

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