Channing Tatum Worries About Justin Bieber, Will Never Medicate His Child

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Channing Tatum is a new father, as his wife gave birth to a girl named Everly on Sunday.

It's an exciting time in the actor's life, but also a stressful one.

Featured in the latest Vanity Fair, Tatum explains that he had a learning disability as a child, but that he doesn't think drugs are the answer.

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“I truly believe some people need medication," he tells the magazine. "I did not. I did better at school when I was on it, but it made me a zombie. You become obsessive. Dexedrine, Adderall. It’s like any other drug. It’s like coke, or crystal meth. The more you do, the less it works."

Tatum went on to say he understands "why kids kill themselves" as a result of over-medication because "you feel terrible. You feel soul-less. I’d never do it to my child."

The Magic Mike star also shared a few thoughts on Justin Bieber, who has been struggling with his own issues these days.

“I worry about Bieber, man," he said. "That kid’s wildly talented. I hope he doesn’t fall down into the usual ways of young kids because it’s so hard for someone to be responsible when they’re not asked to be.

"We’re not asked to do things ourselves. You have someone there with a coffee. ‘You want food? I’ll get you food.’”


Channing Tatum Biography

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Channing Tatum is an actor, producer and former model. He began his career as a fashion model, and has branched out into acting roles,... More »
Cullman, Alabama
Full Name
Channing Matthew Tatum