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Russell Brand Smokes Heroin in New Documentary

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Aug. 5 2012, Published 12:25 p.m. ET

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Sure, Katy Perry's documentary, Part of Me, revealed the inner workings of her year-long tour but for ex-husband Russell Brand, his documentary is dancing to a whole other tune.

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According to RadarOnline, Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery will showcase him at rock bottom, such as living in a seedy apartment in London during his twenties. The documentary's focus is actually his drug addiction so it's no surprise The Arthur star actually smoked heroin as cameras rolled!

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The 37-year-old British comic finally sobered up in 2002 at a rehab facility in England, but he talked about priorities in life. He stated, "It doesn't make a difference to me. The money, the fame, the power, the sex, the women - none of it. I'd rather be a drug addict."

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Then Russell pointed out how the addiction itself impacts so many aspects of an abuser's life. "Heroin is a greedy drug," he explained. "It'll take everything. First it'll take your money. Then it'll take your friends, your family, your car, your house. Then it's going to take bits of your body. In the end I used to be scoring with people that had eyes missing, limbs missing."

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Perhaps this statement drove home the grave importance of sobering up: "You'll take it until it takes your life. It'll take everything until the last thing and you'll gladly give it that rather than give up drugs." 

The documentary will air on the BBC later this month.

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