In a declaration filed this week in relation to his lawsuit against In Touch, Blake Shelton denies a number of claims made by the tabloid, including that he peed on a mailbox. He also asserts that he never touches vodka before 11 o’clock in the morning.
Blake’s declaration reads: “I do not … drink vodka before 11 a.m. I am never drunk, intoxicated, or unable to perform my job on The Voice or elsewhere. I do not slur my words or stumble when I drink. I have never urinated on a mailbox in public, or otherwise.” Blake also denied that his drinking destroyed his marriage to Miranda Lambert, noting, “During our marriage, Ms. Lambert never begged, demanded, or asked me to go to rehab.”
In his declaration, Blake admits that he jokes about drinking, saying, “Drinking or comments about drinking is part of my shtick with my fans.” Blake slapped In Touch publisher Bauer Publishing Company with a $2 million lawsuit in October over the tabloid’s claims that he was heading to rehab after hitting “rock bottom.”