One of Johnny Carson’s biggest vices was drinking too much. This led to his often aggresive behavior and poor decisions. At a party that NBC threw in honor of the 25th anniversary of The Tonight Show, Carson and his son both drank too much and ended up engaging in a screaming match which escalated so much that people had to restrain the father and son in order to prevent a physical altercation.
The Final Straw
Caron’s years-long struggle with substance abuse would plague him for a majority of his life. In 1982, he was pulled over while driving intoxicated in his DeLorean car. He ended up getting three ears probation and had to take a course on substance abuse for drivers.