Columbus Short: Does He Have A Drinking Problem?

Columbus Short: Does He Have A Drinking Problem?

It’s been a rough year all around for Columbus Short. He’s been arrested three times for various incidents, involving either violence or other allegations of bad behavior, most recently this past holiday weekend he was charged with public intoxication. So, does the actor have a drinking problem?

They did not throw me to the curb like trash. That's my family. They knew that I was going through a tough season. And rallied around me. Yesterday, Columbus short opened up about the end of his days on "Scandal." It has been a rough year all around for Columbus. Arrested three times for various incidents involving either violence or other allegations of bad behavior, most recently this past holiday weekend charged with public incoxtation. Time to cut to the chase. Do you have a drinking problem? Um -- you know, I struggle. I struggle with to be honest with you, I struggle with medicating with alcohol, I think. And that's a real truth. And I think, you know, that deserves some more looking into. If I want to be truthfully honest, I think dealing with the stress of the situations that I've been going through, medicating with anything I think is dangerous. That's the funny part, I'm in a season where that's not part of my life, alcohol, drugs, those kind of things aren't around me in my life. I hate being -- I have to have control, you know. So that was a struggle. You know. You do funny things to kind of cover up pain. But that's growth. Without the alcohol would you say there's maybe a chip on your shoulder? In some ways? No, because -- actually, you know why there's no chip? Because if there was a chip I wouldn't be able to wake up in the morning. If I had a chip on my shoulder I would not be able to continue to walk and press forward and try to be great. I'd be angry and angry convolutes and clouds my life and my purpose. Got to clear that stuff out of the way to be functional. What is the next move for you? Work-wise, I can't say. Oh-oh. You in a tightrope over the grand canyon? I can't tell you, it's coming, though. Have you been doing some standup comedy? I was. I was prepping. I was prepping. I can't tell you, don't box me, in I'm giving you everything but I can't give you this one. You're playing a standup come nick a movie, when is that? When you write it? Tomorrow on "Access