Russell Brand would rather be a drug addict than be famous
We understand having people in your face all the time could get a bit tiresome but Russell Brand’s latest comments are a bit much don you think?
He’s been sober for more than 10 years after battling heroin addiction but he has confessed he is jealous of his former junkie self.
During an interview for his new BBC Three documentary, Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery, he said while watching old footage of himself doing drugs: "This is when you know it's a disease. It doesn't matter that I was in that flat in Hackney and now I'm in the Savoy.
"I'm jealous of me then. It doesn't make a difference to me. The money, the fame, the power, the sex, the women - none of it. I'd rather be a drug addict." Um, we hope that’s a bit of an exaggeration.
However he did add that it is a terrible terrible drug and you should avoid it at all costs.
He admitted: "Heroin is a greedy drug, it'll take everything. First it'll take your money. Then it'll take your friends, your family, your car, your house. Then it's going to take bits of your body.
"In the end I used to be scoring with people that had eyes missing, limbs missing. You'll take it until it takes your life.”