Stacy Keach admits his drug abuse came around at the right time. The famous actor known for hot role on the sitcom Titus (Ken) reveals that his 1984 arrest for having concealed drugs while in Britain was a good thing that happened to him. It gave him the realization that he was to under the spell of cocaine.
The seventy two year old has spoke out about the extent of his past troubles in a new autobiography, titled All in All: An Actor’s Life On & Off the Stage, he said this occurred when he had a very hefty work schedule on the hit drama series Mike Hammer.
Keach tells the Globe,
“I felt euphoric and alert. I had no idea about the drug’s potential for damage and destruction… (but) my work grew erratic, sloppy. I couldn’t see it.
“The arrest came just in time, saving me from myself.”
Because of his addiction he spent six months behind bars, he concealed the drugs in a fake shaving cream container.
Upon his release, Keach vowed to quit cocaine:
“I cleaned myself up and stayed clean on my own.”
In his memoirs, the star also credits longtime pal Jon Voight for saving his life in the early 1970s.
“My ego was shattered. I thought I was going to slit my wrists. Jon consoled me and even checked up on me… I’ve always been indebted to him for that.”