Controversial comedian Russell Brand took heroin every day for 11 years - and was told he would die if he didn't stop.
The British funnyman was hooked on the drug despite being told he could end up in prison if he continued taking it.
He says, "The first time I took heroin, I took heroin every day until I stopped 11 years later.
"They said, 'If you don't stop taking drugs now you'll be dead, in a mental asylum, or in prison within six months'."
And Brand, who hosted this year's (08) MTV Video Music Awards, confesses he can still be a wildman even though he quit drugs in 2003.
He adds: "I still have little explosions of self-destruction."