He probably thought it was going to be the best thing that happened to him--all of a sudden he was free from his “controlling” wife!
But what he failed to realize is that some men (clearly he is one of them) need to be controlled, or else their lives get turned upside down.
Good news is that David has acknowledged all of this and is proactively trying to get his life back in order. He has reportedly checked into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage to get help for not only alcohol abuse, but also depression.
Concerned friends and family held an intervention for David over the holidays, which is why he decided that it was time to get over the mid-life crisis and cope with his problems.
The strippers and booze lifestyle will only get you so far and it obviously didn't get David anywhere but a trip to rehab.