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About (Late) Last Night: Louis C.K. tells Jay Leno 'I love being high' [Video]

June 23, 2011 |  9:25 am


Let's put it this way: Nothing stands between Louis C.K. and his Percocet.

On Wednesday night, the comedian and star of the FX series "Louie" paid a visit to the "Tonight Show." Though he works out regularly ("I can't really build. It's just about maintenance of a dying body."), C.K.'s starting to feel the effects of middle age.

He recently injured his back as a result of "you know, nothing," but on the bright side, his doctor gave him a prescription for Percocet, the potent -- and frequently addictive -- painkiller

This made C.K. a happy man. "I love Percocet. I do. I love it because I love being high," he said, provoking wild applause from the audience. "People in their 20s and 30s can just kinda walk and get high, because they're around people like that. But if you're 43, you've gotta wait till you hurt your back, basically."

C.K. even went so far as to declare that he is something of a "Percocet addict" who will go to extraordinary lengths to get his hands on the drug.

Percocet may be C.K.'s only vice these days. Although he'd "love to be an alcoholic" and dreams of being "that guy in the bathrobe all the time," C.K. says he just tends to fall asleep anytime he drinks.

From the sound of it, that's probably a good thing.


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-- Meredith Blake