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 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."