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Channing Tatum jokes: I'm an alcoholic

Channing Tatum has joked about how much alcohol he drinks, and says he has no intention of slowing his career down.

The Hollywood hunk is one of the busiest men in showbiz right now. As well as having a high flying career on the big screen with four new movies due out this year, he's also a hands-on dad to 11-month-old daughter Everly with wife Jenna.

Channing says he's quite a big drinker and often enjoys a tipple or two to help him relax.

"I probably drink too much," he confessed to the American edition of GQ magazine. "I'm probably a pretty high-functioning … alcoholic, I guess."

On the topic of fatherhood, 34-year-old Channing says having a tot of his own has forced him to reflect on his formative years, and what he used to put mom Kay through. He even let slip that her nickname for him was "Chanimal".

"I would make a mess out of anything and climb anything. I feel really bad, now that I have a child and I know how hard it is," he sympathised.

"I've asked her since then, 'Was I a bad kid?' She just gets this look on her face. 'You weren't bad, you were just really… busy.'"

After dipping his toes into a career as a stripper and then a model, Channing is now at home in front of the camera.

Though Everly keeps him busy, the buffed up star admits he finds it impossible to turn down good film roles

"I feel like I was definitely the fat kid at the buffet. There were four really great projects, and I was, 'I wanna do them all.' They're like, 'You know doing four movies back-to-back is going to kill you?' and I'm, 'Yeah, but that's something I can take. That's just going to be tiring, and tired doesn't kill you.' Zero breaks," he revealed.

"I get one shot at life, and I can say that I've lived a crazy one, and I've pushed the limit almost at every turn. I'm super proud of that."

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