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Billy Joel

I Tried Heroin Once ...

'It Got Me So High'

4/29/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Billy Joel Heroin
It's no secret that Billy Joel used to hit the bottle pretty hard, but now he's revealed that he once tried heroin ... and it sounds like it scared the crap out of him. 

Joel was chatting with Howard Stern on Monday night at a live "Town Hall" from New York's Cutting Room club. The Piano Man performed with the likes of Pink, Melissa Etheridge and Tony Bennett.

During a Q&A, Joel offered up the heroin story, telling Stern, "This was back in the late Seventies, I think. We were in Amsterdam, and there was all this stuff going on, so I said 'Let me see what this is like.'"

He continued, "It got me so high I didn't know how to deal with it. You just get way out, just go to another place, and you're into the blues. All you want to hear is the blues. You start drooling, and you get sick."

Seems Joel does not always go to extremes.

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James R. - Los Angeles    

And why are you bringing this up now, Billy? Do you condone drug use or despise it?

87 days ago
2.

Sandra     

Who cares.

87 days ago
3.

Jennifer    

I heard the first time you try it, you throw up all over. Good times.

86 days ago
4.

angie    

Yes you do usually puke the first time.

86 days ago
5.

Unbroken Chain    

Tjays something you may not want to Publicize and why is he wasting his time with that loser Stern? Most in talented man in show biz and a disgrace to his people

86 days ago
6.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Old farts

86 days ago
7.

TrayDaTruth850    

To each its own o_O *moving right along*

86 days ago
8.

gorky1492    

What is the name of the song he wrote about his heroin experience?

85 days ago

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