British renaissance man Stephen Fry has spilled the beans on the astonishing fact that he once snorted cocaine in Buckingham Palace.
If drug addicts have bucket lists regarding famous places where they want to get high before they die, no doubt Buckingham Palace would be a popular choice. Unfortunately, for your common garden variety type of drug fiend, the Queen’s historic residence is pretty much out of bounds.
Not so for British funny man Stephen Fry. The poor man’s Oscar Wilde revealed in his new autobiography, More Fool Me, that during his 15-year stint as a coke head, he didn’t hesitate when it came to doing drugs in some pretty famous places.
The Daily Mail reports that as well as Buckingham Palace, saucy Stephen got high on his own supply in the House of Lords, the House of commons, the Ritz, and BBC Television Centre. Looking back on his squalid degradation, the 57-year-old is pretty repentant about his complete lack of respect and appalling behavior.
“I take this opportunity to apologize unreservedly, to the owners, managers or representatives of the noble and ignoble premises and to the hundreds of private homes, offices, car dashboards, tables, mantelpieces and available polished surfaces that could so easily have been added to this list of shame.
“You may wish to have me struck off, banned, black balled or in any other way punished for past crimes; surely now is the time to reach for the phone, the police or the club secretary.”
Like any celebrity who has previously dabbled with illegal chemicals, Fry cannot resist banging on about his drug hell, and often pontificates in great detail about the habit that cost him hundreds of thousands of pounds.
“How can I explain the extraordinary waste of time and money that went into my 15-year habit?
“Tens if not hundreds of thousands of pounds, and as many hours, sniffing, snorting and tooting away time that could have been employed writing, performing, thinking, exercising, living.”
Reflecting on his cocaine consumption and pondering on the demons that drove him nose-first into the nearest bag of “Charlie,” Fry comes to the conclusion that there was no great motivating factor for him becoming a hopeless addict.
“I didn’t take it because I was unhappy (at least I don’t think so). I took it because I really, really liked it.”
Luckily for Stephen, even though he was once stopped by police while in possession of cocaine, he narrowly escaped drug charges. Must have friends in high places, hey?
Even though Fry freely admits to drug abuse in the Queen’s house, it’s doubtful if it was in Her Majesty’s presence, or that the Queen was even aware of Fry’s little faux pas.