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Eddie Murphy gets candid about his faith in God, avoiding drugs, and his hopes for an Oscar in a new interview on The Hollywood Reporter’s podcast “Awards Chatter.”

The 55-year-old funnyman told THR about one wild night he spent with a few famous comedian friends who tried to give him cocaine.

“Belushi and Robin Williams offered me some blow and I didn’t take it, and Belushi called me a ‘tightass,’” Murphy said. “Then, years later, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s a trip.’”

The actor said that his life would’ve been “totally different” had he accepted the drugs. (Belushi died in 1982 from acute cocaine and morphine intoxication.)

“There are a bunch of things like that that I look back on and be like, ‘Wow.’ And that just reaffirms my faith,” Murphy said. “I know that God is real. There’s been a bunch of times when I could have wound up crashing and burning.”

Source: Huffington Post/Joy105.com

ENTERTAINMENT: EDDIE MURPHY TALKS AVOIDANCE OF DRUGS IN HOLLYWOOD: “I KNOW THAT GOD IS REAL”  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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