EXCLUSIVE: MIRANDA BEGS BOOZY BLAKE TO REHAB!
MIRANDA LAMBERT has ordered boozing hubby Blake Shelton into rehab!
The country superstars’ marriage has barely passed the two-year mark, and sources say Miranda fears for the marriage unless the “Voice” coach sobers up.
“Blake wants to be the life of everyone’s party, but it’s taking a toll on him,” a pal told The ENQUIRER.
“Miranda is not only afraid for Blake’s health, she’s just as scared that when he’s hitting the sauce someday he’ll stray, or have an accident.
“She doesn’t see him living long like this, and she’s demanding that Blake get help.”
Shelton, 37, is country music’s current king with a string of 14 No. 1 hits. He’s also a prime-time star thanks to his gig on NBC’s “The Voice.”
The “HONEY BEE” singer is on tour through October, and he lets fans know the party bus is rolling 24/7 with regular Twitter posts about boozing.
“I’m so drunk right now I just p***** my shirt pocket,” he posted on Aug. 3.
Shelton also admitted in a recent interview that he’s “drunk all the time,” and in a YouTube video declared: “I think of a hangover as a badge of honor.”
On July 25, he dismissed a published report he was suffering from heart problems, writing: “It’s my liver that’s f*****.”
But with comments like that, it’s clear he’s walking a dangerous path, said the pal.
“Being the town drunk is Blake’s schtick,” explained the source.
“It’s like he wants to be seen as a throwback to country music’s hard-drinking renegades like Hank Williams Sr. and George Jones. But he’s become a victim of his own image.”
Miranda is also on tour, and sources say the 29-year-old Grammy winner is becoming increasingly alarmed about her husband’s boozing.
“Blake sloughs Miranda off, saying, ‘It’s just show business, and I’m drinking because I miss you, honey,’ ” revealed the source.
But Miranda is convinced Blake needs professional help to quit boozing, said the friend, and she’s reminded him that country star Tim McGraw gave up booze for his kids and wife Faith Hill.
“Miranda has pointed out to Blake that Tim’s fans didn’t abandon him or think he was a wimp when he got sober,” said the friend. “At this point, Miranda realizes a trip to rehab is a must for Blake, and she’s trying to get his head right with it. If anything, I think Blake fears how going to rehab would look to his fans. He says 12-step programs are for sissies.
“Miranda is at the asking stage right now. But there will come a time when it turns into an ultimatum. She’s afraid Blake is killing himself – and their marriage – with his boozing.”