Jonah Hill Overdosed on Fake Cocaine While Filming "Wolf of Wall Street"

It's a hell of a fake drug.

Cocaine is definitely not good for you. Side effects include heart attack, stroke, seizure, respiratory failure, and death. It's also expensive. It's also illegal. Don't do cocaine.

On the set of movies that depict actors using cocaine, they typically don't use actual cocaine for the above reasons. They use fake cocaine.

But fake cocaine—while admittedly less addictive, less dangerous, and probably less expensive—isn't necessarily safe, either.

Actor Jonah Hill learned this the hard way.

While filming Wolf of Wall Street, Hill was rushed to the ER after overdosing on fake cocaine.

"I had to be hospitalized," Hill told Bill Simmons on Any Given Wednesday. "If you ingest that much matter into your lungs you'll get very sick, and we were literally doing fake coke for, like, seven months, every day."

Hill told Simmons that he developed bronchitis for three weeks after taking the fake drug, which is actually a vitamin powder.

"I never had more vitamin D in my entire life," he said. "I could have lifted a car over my fucking head."

He might not be a method actor like Method Actor Jared Leto (opens in new tab), but actually going to the hospital on fake cocaine is definitely more method than sending his co-stars stupid gifts.

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Matt Miller is a Brooklyn-based culture/lifestyle writer and music critic whose work has appeared in Esquire, Forbes, The Denver Post, and documentaries.