Former Saturday Night Live cast member Darrell Hammond reveals dirty secrets about his past in his new memoir God If You’re Not Up There, I’m F–ked.
Hammond, who spent more time on the sketch show than any other cast member, writes about his alcohol and crack addictions, as well as cutting himself.
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“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 went on to detail his drug addictions. In 2002, he says he was addicted to cocaine. But in 2009, during his 14th and final season on the show, he got the idea to try harder drugs. “I had the brilliant idea I should try crack.” He ended up in rehab the same year.
In 2010, he announced he was addicted to vicodin while performing at a comedy club Caroline’s in New York City. He entered treatment again following the incident.
Hammond has now beat his addiction to drugs and is sure to sell a lot of books.