French actor Gerard Depardieu recently revealed that he sometimes drinks up to 14 bottles of wine each day.
Depardieu had a quintuple heart bypass surgery 14 years ago, but that doesn’t appear to have changed his drinking habits.
The 65-year-old Frenchman is so fond of wine that he runs his own vineyard in the Medoc.
Gerard told French magazine So Film, “I can’t drink like a normal person. I can absorb 12, 13, 14 bottles per day. In the morning, it starts at home with champagne or red wine before 10am, then again champagne.”
The “Green Card” actor said he then enjoys aniseed liqueur pastis in between his wine drinking.
He continues, “Then food, accompanied by two bottles of wine. In the afternoon, champagne, beer and more pastis at around 5pm, to finish off the bottle. Later on, vodka and/or whiskey. But I’m never totally drunk, just a little p*****d. All you need is a 10-minute nap and voila, a slurp of rose wine and I feel as fresh as a daisy. Anyway, I’m not going to die. Not now. I still have energy.”
French mental health expert Professor Michel Lejoyeux clearly disagrees, stating, “A consumption of 14 bottles a day is beyond all data, all thresholds and health references of the World Health Organization. This is proof of the positive vision we have of alcohol poisoning.”
Depardieu made headlines after he was banned from an Air France flight after urinating in the aisle as the plane prepared to take off.
A passenger on the flight said Depardieu appeared to be drunk and insisted he be allowed to use the bathroom during takeoff, when passengers must remain seated.
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