In an interview with GQ magazine, the sexy star opened up about his childhood, confessing that his mum nicknamed him "Chanimal" because he was so naughty.
Channing said: "I would make a mess out of anything and climb anything. I feel really bad, now that I have a child and I know how hard it is.
"I've asked her since then, 'Was I a bad kid?' She just gets this look on her face. 'You weren't bad, you were just really... busy.'"
The actor, who is married to actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum also claimed that, despite being a happily married dad-of-one, he hasn't completely lost his crazy side.
"I'm probably a pretty high-functioning, I guess, you know, I would say, alcoholic, I guess.
"There's probably a tendency to escape. I equate it to creativity, and I definitely equate it to having a good time."
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