Graham Norton on the Downside of Drugs

Graham_nortonComedian Graham Norton, not especially known for holding back, recently unloaded to Marie Claire magazine on his various relationships with controlled substances:

“Let’s face it, I’ve tried lots of drugs but what would really bug me if I got busted in the tabloids, is that I do them so rarely. I think that coke is middle-aged stuff. It’s quite a slow drug that involves coffee tables. To me, it’s a middle-class choice of drug. The only time I took ecstasy was years and years ago. It was absolutely amazing. It was just fantastic – really really fun. The downside of drugs – and this is absolutely not judgmental – is that you end up spending evenings with people who, under any other circumstances, you wouldn’t like, yet somehow you are in their house, taking drugs with them.”

The admission shocked drug prevention alliances in the UK, but appeared not to faze the BBC, with whom he recently signed a new three-year, multi-million dollar contract. Said the station: “The issues that Graham discusses in this interview are aimed at an adult audience and reflect the frank and open nature of his personality.”

Graham Norton Admits: “I’ve Taken Cocaine” [daily mail]