In a new memoir, British rocker Tim Burgess has opened up about the extent of his drug use during The Charlatans’ heyday, revealing the depths he and his pals would go to to get high.
The singer/songwriter recalls giving and receiving “Manhattan powdered doughnuts” in his autobiography “Telling Stories.”
The practice involves blowing cocaine into a person’s bloodstream via their anus.
In an excerpt from the book, obtained by NME.com, Burgess writes, “We discovered the process of blowing coke up each other’s a**es. There, I have said it. It’s not like we invented the practice but I realize now it’s not an everyday thing for most people.”
But he assures fans it wasn’t a band activity, adding, “Not every member of The Charlatans took part in this highly-charged ritual, which has been described as having a Manhattan-powdered doughnut. I was a giver and receiver.
“They say giving is better than receiving, but believe me, in this case the giving is not that great.”
Burgess tells The Guardian newspaper, “I have no idea how we got to that point, but it definitely wasn’t an everyday occurrence. It was just on tour we tried it. And… now I’m telling the world!”
The memoir is published next week.