Shock rocker Marilyn Manson had to suck on a live leech while filming a scene as a barber in U.S. TV show Salem.
The Rock is Dead star had to pretend to eat the slimy worm, but he was told he couldn't bite down or swallow the creature.
"I was a little disappointed that the leech handler wouldn't let me be a little bit rougher with them," he says. "They don't really have nervous systems, technically. But I remember as a little kid I used to pour salt on slugs. They're probably from the same family. And I have eaten escargot (snails) before, so I figured, 'Why not eat the leech? It's not that big of a deal'.
"I wasn't technically allowed to swallow it."
The singer appears in the third season of the show, which premieres in America on Wednesday (02Nov16).