Scottish actor Gerard Butler, now a teetotaler, says as a teenager he used to drink alcohol heavily and had a death wish.

Gerard Butler. Pic/AFP

"I had gone from a 16-year-old who couldn't wait to grasp life to a 22-year-old who didn't care if he died in his sleep.

Now it's as if I never had a drink in my life. I don't miss it," quoted him as saying.