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Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

Posted on: February 15, 2012 10:10 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2012 10:15 pm
Josh HamiltonBy C. Trent Rosecrans

For the first time since his relapse, Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton answered questions on Wednesday, speaking with his Pastor, Dr. James Robison, on, the online home of right-wing political commentator Glenn Beck.

Hamilton said he was undergoing a "Josh Hamilton makeover," going to "one-on-one" counseling, as well as counseling sessions with his wife, Katie.

"I'm doing good. I'm well, my family's well. We're taking this as a serious issue," Hamilton said. "I had a slip-up in '09 and moving past that, it was, 'OK, I'm fine. It was one night, everything's over.' We didn't really move back towards what cause me to slip-up, why did I all of a sudden choose to do this? And it happened again.

"This time, it's not just, 'OK, it happened, we'll move past it and maybe it won't happen again.' We want to find out why it continues to happen. It's not on a regular basis, but whether it's things in my life, whether it's stress or home things, or whatever the case may be, those things might be a trigger."

Hamilton said his faith will be the focus of the makeover.

"It's going to be a process," Hamilton said. "I'm not fixed. I'm doing things right a day at a time. I can always use prayer from people."

He spoke about his relationship with his wife and daughters, and that he was concentrating on communicating with them better. He said that's improved since his relapse.

Josh Hamilton
"It has been a special time," Hamilton said. "The communication the last one-and-a-half weeks has been more than there has been in the past eight years. I'm not saying I haven't been communicating but it has been more meaningful communication."

He didn't shy from taking responsibility or having to live in the public eye.

"Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me," Hamilton said. "You guys know my heart, and I think you sense that. Me, personally, I'm going to do everything I can do to break these walls down and become a better man, a role model, and someone your little ones can to and want to strive to be like one day -- a man who is not perfect, but admits to his mistakes and wants to get better."

Here's the entire interview:

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Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: February 16, 2012 12:00 am

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

of course he feels good. he's rich.

Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:52 pm

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

It's nice that Josh has found God....which is a must to stay sober..But talking with other alcoholics...on a daily basis,about their "triggers" and other charactor defects that we ask a higher power to remove..Is a better recipe for success..

Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:45 pm

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

Glenn Beck and his ilk are loud, arrogant, evil morons.  Anyone who voluntarily associates himself with them gets no sympathy from me.

Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:30 pm

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

No need to be an a$$. Guy's manning up, admitting he made a mistake and doing the right things. Give him a break. 

Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:22 pm

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

You clearly didn't watch the interview or read the first paragraph either.  Beck wasn't even on the show tonight.  Dr. James Robison interviewed him.  Overall it was a solid interview and great production value.  Not bad for a new video streaming network.  

Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:17 pm

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

I think you may have missed the point that was trying to be stressed.  

Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:09 pm
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Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:02 pm

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

Oh poor Josh--are we supposed to feel sorry you?---millions of dollars---I feel sorry for the young men and women coming back from the middle east---not this guy---do the wrong thing your whole life--then find god and all is forgiven?--what a joke this guy is

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