Carson Daly revealed that he almost became a priest!
On Wednesday, Daly appeared on TODAY’s fourth hour with Hoda Kotb. He expressed that when deciding what path to take in life, he almost chose another route.
“I was willing to take an oath of poverty,” he said. “I almost was gonna become a priest. I really was. I really thought about it.”
“Thank God, God didn’t ask me to do that, but I thought about it,” he said. “In a little bit of that, whatever your faith is, there was a part of me that was really willing to take an oath of celibacy and an oath of faith.”
“And I think when I entered my career and I was a radio DJ and I was fueled by my love of music, I was totally willing to be broke,” he stated. “And I did. I lived in a Motel 6, I made 20 grand when I was like 25 years old.
“I literally was OK with having nothing. Not nothing — people really have nothing — but that was the life for me, I wanted to wake up and be around music.”
“My mom was like ‘Shoot for the stars, shoot for your dreams,”’ Carson said. “My dad was like, ‘Dude get a job.'”
— Kathie Lee and Hoda (@klgandhoda) March 20, 2019