In a recent interview, Jamie Foxx opened up about his past and a dangerous night that left him suffering from flashbacks years later.
While in college studying music, the actor/musician showed up to a dorm party that ended up affecting him until this day.
Foxx was having a drink when he started feeling sick and his senses then started to shut down. Turns out somebody laced his drink with the hallucinogen PCP!!!
"I was drinking whiskey and it didn't taste funny, so I had no idea. It took about 15 minutes and I knew something was wrong. I said to my roommate, 'Something is going on, and I don't know what it is, but I'm going to ride it out. That was the last thing I said, and then I was almost in a coma and I couldn't move, couldn't talk, couldn't even say, 'Take me to a hospital.'"
Thankfully his friend realized something wasn't right and rushed him to the hospital.
"My friend could see something was badly wrong and he took me to the emergency room. (He) stayed with me. Then he took me back to the dorm and I was afraid of the dark and he would talk to me every night and calm me down and say stuff like, 'You're Ok, the demons aren't real.' He saved my life."
It's good he had friends like that around.
As for Jaime, he ended up suffering from severe flashbacks for months and started suffering from paranoia.
"I read up on PCP after it happened. It leaves a fingerprint and you can't get it out of your system. It happened to me when I was 18 and I had 11-months of harsh flashbacks, and then when I was 26, and another when I was 32, and that was the last one. But I always worry about it coming back. You're afraid of the dark, afraid of things you see on television, you feel that things are coming at you. I felt paranoid, and paranoia is craziness. It's not good."
We all know drugs are bad, but also as an important reminder….
Always keep an eye on your drink!
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