Saturday Night Live castmember Darrell Hammond reveals a disturbing crack habit, cutting himself and alcoholism in his new memoir, God If You're Not Up There, I'm F--ked.
Hammond -- who grew to fame impersonating Donald Trump, former president Bill Clinton and a raunchy Sean Connery on Jeopardy -- writes, "I kept a pint of Remy in my desk at work. The drinking calmed my nerves and quieted the disturbing images that sprang into my head ... when drinking didn't work, I cut myself."
Hammond -- who spent the longest time of any castmember on the show, 14 seasons and 270 appearances -- says he was once taken from NBC "in a straitjacket." When his wife came to visit him at New York Hospital, "I didn't recognize her," he adds.
He writes that he was addicted to cocaine in 2002, but in 2009 -- during his 14th and final season on the show -- "I had the brilliant idea I should try crack." He ended up spending time in a crack house in Harlem. He went to rehab that same year.
In 2010, he announced he was addicted to vicodin and coming down from a high while performing at comedy club Caroline's in New York City. He entered treatment again.
"I'd started adding an obscene amount of cocaine to my binges ... 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," he writes
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