Stephen Fry: I snorted coke in Parliament and Buckingham Palace
Stephen Fry has revealed he snorted cocaine in Buckingham Palace.
The actor and QI host opened up about his dependency on the drug throughout the 80s and 90s, in his new autobiography More Fool Me.
In addition to Buckingham Palace, Fry revealed he snorted cocaine in Windsor Castle, the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the offices of The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and the Spectator, and BBC Television Centre.
He wrote: “I take this opportunity to apologise unreservedly, to the owners, managers or representatives of the noble and ignoble premises and to the hundreds of private homes, offices, car dashboards, tables, mantelpieces and available polished surfaces that could so easily have been added to this list of shame.
“You may wish to have me struck off, banned, black-balled or in any other way punished for past crimes; surely now is the time to reach for the phone, the police or the club secretary.
He added that he had spent “many hours, sniffing, snorting and tooting away time that could have been employed writing, performing, thinking, exercising, living”, and that the habit cost him “tens if not hundreds of thousands of pounds”.
He added: “I didn’t take coke because I was depressed or under pressure. I didn’t take it because I was unhappy (at least I don’t think so). I took it because I really, really liked it.”
The star’s autobiography More Fool Me was published yesterday.