Russell Brand: 'I snogged Meghan Markle in a film - they should bring it up at the royal wedding!'
RUSSELL BRAND ON HIS MUM'S CAR ACCIDENT AND SNOGGING MEGHAN MARKLE!
There's never a dull moment when Russell Brand joins us and we were thrilled to hear his mum Barbara is on the mend after a terrible car accident recently.
'She’ll be watching now! Alright mum! She’s done amazing,' Russell told us. 'She had a terrible, terrible car crash. Head-on collision - geezer in the other motor legged it, he’s been pinched. She had terrible, terrible injuries. Broken back, broken neck, terrible abdominal injuries... but she’s making a remarkable recovery due to her spirit and the incredible National Health Service and the people that work there do such phenomenal work. It’s unbelievable.'
Speaking of her previous ill health, Russell explained: 'She’s had cancer six times. She’d only finished chemo a month before the crash. So she’s still sort of having to go for regular checks and that. She bounces right back - the woman wants to live – she’s full of spirit.'
And Russell said how being sober had helped him cope with his mum's crash which led to him cancelling his UK stand up tour.
'When someone you really, really love has something serious happen... I’m lucky, I’ve got a programme of recovery and this means that when something serious happens I have a little word with myself and I am plugged into a support network and I know that what I mustn’t do is act all selfish and self-centred,' he said.
'If something dramatic and awful happens in your life you can start to overly identify with it, you can make it your life as it were. But really, it didn’t happen to me, it happened to my mum. So my job is be supportive, be present, be kind, be loving, recognise when you’re in hospital everyone’s there with their own problems, people that are working there they’ve got their challenges. In the past I think I may have had a tendency to be very, very self-centred.'
And Russell, who also talked about his book Freedom from our Addictions, confirmed he's snogged royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle too!
'But let me say, before you get carried away with it - there’s a wedding on Saturday, focus! - she was in a film that I was in, Get Him to the Greek, it was a good film. Meghan Markle, didn’t know at the time because she wasn’t married to a royal person, I don’t remember the film that much, I think I planted one on her in the scene,' he said. 'It was scripted in the scene. I only know this because I think I saw a clip of it somewhere. Meghan Markle, there we go. They should bring that up [at the wedding]… if anyone has any reason… yeah Russell Brand snogged her in the film!'
Watch the video to see Russell's slightly sweary interview!