11/24/2014 02:27 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dr. Phil: Why I Don't Drink (VIDEO)

“My dad was a bad alcoholic, so I haven’t had a drink in 45 years,” Dr. Phil says in the video above. “I tried. I decided, I’m going to get drunk. We got these quarts of beer, and I got a hangover while I was drinking!”

Dr. Phil's wife, Robin, whose dad was also an alcoholic, says she was thrilled when Dr. Phil told her he doesn't drink. “The first date that we went on, I asked him if he drank alcohol, and he said, ‘No. I think I’m allergic to it,’” she recalls. “And I said, ‘Oh, I think I love you!”

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