Russell Brand admits he is still tempted to take heroin

The comedian and former drug addict Russell Brand has admitted that he is still tempted to take heroin.

The 37-year-old was speaking ahead of his show, Give It Up for Comic Relief, being held tomorrow at Wembley to raise awareness of drug and alcohol addiction.

Russell Brand
Russell Brand Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

Speaking about drug use, he told Channel 5 News: "It's a natural state for me to be on drugs. When I'm not taking drugs, you know it's a little bit edgy for me.

"Recently I had an experience that was a little bit stressful, a week or two ago, and I thought 'Ah God, it wouldn't half be nice to have some heroin and just relax', but then I realised it would come at a terrible social consequence."

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