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Billy Crawford on drug addiction speculations: 'I have nothing to hide, hindi po ako adik'

Billy Crawford is well aware of the speculations spread online by netizens that the cause of his weight loss is drug addiction.

In his interview with Nelson Canlas on "24 Oras," Wednesday, Billy said that the concern about his health is a "loop."

"It's like a circle sa buhay ko. It's a non-stop conversation is my 'nutrition' or my diet. I'm not on a diet," he said.

"It used to faze me. It used to get me. It used to may kurot ng konti. Pero now, it really doesn't anymore. Nakakatawa na lang," Billy said.

He then denied that he was using illegal drugs.

"Sa mga nakakakilala sa akin, I am by far one of the few artists [who] are the ones who don't try drugs. We can all take a strand of our hair and do tests ngayon din. Puwede kong hamunin lahat ng tao dito ngayon. No problem. I have nothing to hide," he said.

"Hindi po ako adik. Adik ako sa pamilya ko. Adik ako sa trabaho ko, and that's it. I'm living, I think, my life to the fullest right now," he added.

He also proudly shared that he's been sober for five years already and that he hasn't had any alcohol or cigarettes since then.

"With God's help and God's grace, I did it. So I think everyone is allowed and able to change. You can change," he said.

Last month, Billy's wife, Coleen Garcia, also addressed Billy's weight loss issue, denying that it was because of a health condition.

"We've addressed it so many times, to the point na nakakapikon for him kasi how do you change the way you look 'di ba?" she said. "Whatever he looks like right now, it's not an unhealthy thing." 

According to Coleen, Billy travels to France every month for work.

"'Yung trabaho niya dun, hindi hosting. Nagpe-perform talaga siya sa music festivals," she said.

"Hindi lang nakakaabot dito, hindi kasi siya masyado nag-she-share sa social media, pero he performs talaga almost every day that he's there in France. Talagang papayat siya," she added.

Billy is set to join the coaches for the upcoming "The Voice Kids Philippines."

He also served as a coach for "The Voice Generations" last year, along with Chito Miranda, Julie Anne San Jose, and Stell of SB19.

Billy and Coleen got married in 2018 and welcomed their son, Amari, in 2020.

—Carby Basina/MGP, GMA Integrated News