Darrell Hammond - Darrell Hammond Reveals History Of Drugs, Alcohol, Self-harm24 October 2011
Darrell Hammond Reveals History Of Drugs, Alcohol, Self-harm
However in his startling new book, Hammond reveals the inner demons he's faced all his life - including being taken from the NBC studios, where 'snl' is filmed, in a straitjacket in 1998, reports the New York Post. His drugs issues haunted him until as recently as 2009, where he writes, "I had the brilliant idea I should try crack," going on to describe time spent in a Harlem crack house. Meanwhile he'd hit cocaine hard, saying, "I'd started adding an obscene amount of cocaine to my binges" he wrote, furthering "I had to be creative about how I did it without other people catching on or letting it interfere with the work. At least too much."
Reasoning his drinking, Hammond said "The drinking calmed my nerves and quieted the disturbing images that sprang into my head ... when drinking didn't work, I cut myself." However in 2011, Hammond appears to be in better shape, and 'snl' evidently have no hard feelings towards him - he's appeared on the show seven times since leaving full-time.
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