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Carson Daly Shares That He Almost Became a Priest

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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.

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“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.'”