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20-Something Stars Cut Off Cocaine :: Skrufff.com

Reported by Trackitdown TID on April 24, 2006

Streets star Mike Skinner chatted about his drug use to the Observer magazine this week and revealed that his heavy cocaine habit at the time of his breakthrough hit ‘Dry Your Eyes’ in 2004 prevented him from enjoying his massive commercial success.

 

“By the end of that summer I was in my South London flat thinking I’d commit suicide,’ he revealed, “I wasn’t able to feel how good things were because I was so physically destroyed by cocaine. If you haven’t done it, don’t,” the 27 year old star advised.

 

His attitude differed markedly from interviews in 2003 when he cheerfully told Q magazine “In answer to your question, I have done smack (heroin) and crack, but it’s not something that’s very good; well, crack’s good,” he quipped.

 

Speaking to 7 magazine in the same year, he was similarly light-hearted about drugs declaring  “Charlie (cocaine) makes you a prat, weed (marijuana) makes you para (paranoid), speed is only good for lorry drivers and models and smack makes you hang around tube stations. And crack makes you think it’s acceptable to rob people,” he added.

 

Fellow 20-something music star James Holden also weighed in against coke in his latest tirade against older than himself DJs this week, as he admitted he’s recently moved his own date for retiring from 30 to 35.

 

“Most of my favourite DJs are pretty old but I feel like I have to stop when I’m kind of that age because I’ll feel a bit embarrassed playing to a load of people half my age,” James told Australian mag 3D World.

 

“And it’s not that dignified, is it, for a 40 year old man to be like ‘have you got any coke or whatever?’ When I’m 40 I want to be reading books,” he insisted.

 

 

Jonty Skrufff (JontySkrufff.com)

 

 

Streets star Mike Skinner chatted about his drug use to the Observer magazine this week and revealed that his heavy cocaine habit at the time of his breakthrough hit ‘Dry Your Eyes’ in 2004 prevented him from enjoying his massive commercial success.

 

“By the end of that summer I was in my South London flat thinking I’d commit suicide,’ he revealed, “I wasn’t able to feel how good things were because I was so physically destroyed by cocaine. If you haven’t done it, don’t,” the 27 year old star advised.

 

His attitude differed markedly from interviews in 2003 when he cheerfully told Q magazine “In answer to your question, I have done smack (heroin) and crack, but it’s not something that’s very good; well, crack’s good,” he quipped.

 

Speaking to 7 magazine in the same year, he was similarly light-hearted about drugs declaring  “Charlie (cocaine) makes you a prat, weed (marijuana) makes you para (paranoid), speed is only good for lorry drivers and models and smack makes you hang around tube stations. And crack makes you think it’s acceptable to rob people,” he added.

 

Fellow 20-something music star James Holden also weighed in against coke in his latest tirade against older than himself DJs this week, as he admitted he’s recently moved his own date for retiring from 30 to 35.

 

“Most of my favourite DJs are pretty old but I feel like I have to stop when I’m kind of that age because I’ll feel a bit embarrassed playing to a load of people half my age,” James told Australian mag 3D World.

 

“And it’s not that dignified, is it, for a 40 year old man to be like ‘have you got any coke or whatever?’ When I’m 40 I want to be reading books,” he insisted.

 

 

Jonty Skrufff (JontySkrufff.com)