The 46 year-old musician admitted that taking heroin wasn't "a mistake," as "it was part of me growing up."
Damon Albarn seems to show no regrets of being a past heroin user.
The 46 year-old musician recently described taking the class A drug as "very agreeable and very creative".
Albarn, who was a massive influence during the mid-90s Britpop era, made these shocking comments in an interview with Time Out magazine to plug a new solo album.
The former Blur frontman refused to accept taking heroin was a "mistake" and insisted it was just part of him "growing up"
"I don't totally see it as a mistake. That's the point. It was part of me growing up," he told the magazine. "Look, I didn't go out and look for it. I turned up at my house and there it was, made on the take."
"What should I have done?" Albarn continued. "Leave my life and reject it or stay in my own house with my girlfriend and somehow assimilate it into my life?"
The father of a teenage daughter added, "Once I'd tried it, I found it initially very agreeable, and very creative."
20 years after experience his height of fame, Albarn now lives a very domesticated lifestyle and admits it is "very different" to being a musician on the road.
"I'm not taken very seriously, in a good way," he reveals. "I walk around in my pants, which my daughter finds highly embarrassing. I'm just a normal, down-to-earth dad."
"I do this really annoying thing when I'm watching telly where I'll sit there trying to pull out a hair from my beard. She finds that very annoying," the Gorillaz singer continued. "I don't blow my nose when it's running. I eat with my mouth open. I've got as many bad habits as anyone else."
The full Time Out interview can be read in the April 22nd issue.
Albarn doesn't think taking heroin was a "mistake"