Home Entertainment TIL Stephen King kept a severe alcohol and cocaine addiction hidden from his family for eight years. He claims he kept the addiction well-hidden but eventually, “…the books [started] to show it after a while. ‘Misery’ is a book about cocaine. Annie Wilkes is cocaine. She was my number-one fan.”

TIL Stephen King kept a severe alcohol and cocaine addiction hidden from his family for eight years. He claims he kept the addiction well-hidden but eventually, “…the books [started] to show it after a while. ‘Misery’ is a book about cocaine. Annie Wilkes is cocaine. She was my number-one fan.”

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TIL Stephen King kept a severe alcohol and cocaine addiction hidden from his family for eight years. He claims he kept the addiction well-hidden but eventually, “…the books [started] to show it after a while. ‘Misery’ is a book about cocaine. Annie Wilkes is cocaine. She was my number-one fan.”

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26 Comments

  1. monkeyclawattack

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Also, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t remember writing The Tommy Knockers due to his substance abuse and considers it his worst piece of literature

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  2. goatcoat

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Drugs are funny that way. Most people I’ve spoken with about their stimulant addictions (coke, meth, etc.) have said they used in order to maintain their relationships with other people. When they were high, people wanted to be around them and were happy. When they weren’t high, relationships were harder.

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  3. aussie-vault-girl

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    One reason why I couldn’t have a job where I was alone while I worked, with little human interaction. Could quickly fall into alcohol abuse.

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  4. El_Wingador

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Pennywise the Clown: “COCAINE IS A HELLUVA DRUG!”

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  5. RyeTiliDie

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    The functional addicts are naturally some of the most successful in their craft *and* their manipulation. Nonetheless, super awesome that he shared that and gave us neat insight into his work during that phase of life.

    EDIT: incorrect wording cause I’m dumb

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  6. Aussie-Nerd

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I’ve seen Maximum Overdrive. You hid NOTHING Stephen!

    <Also, I actually really enjoy Maximum Overdrive>

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  7. MiKapo

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    wasn’t Jack in “the shining” also an alcoholic

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  8. dorkmax

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    They spent the entire novel stuck in the snow.

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  9. FX114

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Most of the post title isn’t anywhere in the link. Just the part about Misery, which isn’t even the same quotation as is in the article

    >”Take the psychotic nurse in Misery, which I wrote when I was having such a tough time with dope. I knew what I was writing about. There was never any question. Annie was my drug problem, and she was my number-one fan. God, she never wanted to leave.”

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  10. pigeonshits

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I always knew Kathy Bates was cocaine.

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  11. B_Squintz

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    ♫ I can’t feel my feet when I’m with you… ♫

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  12. oppositeofthrowaway1

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    R.L. Stine cannot remember writing Egg Monsters From Mercury because of his chewing addiction.

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  13. PainMatrix

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Man, Annie Wilkes is definitely *not* cocaine the way Kathy Bates played her. Slow and deliberate. Truly evil she was so good.

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  14. jorlaxl

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I think it’s symbolic, then, how James Caan’s character (the protagonist, the name escapes me right now) surprises and ultimately kills Annie Wilkes with a typewriter; it would seem Stephen King defeated his own number-one fan the same way.

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  15. mini_thins

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Marla, you big tourist! I need this, now get out!

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  16. SilverMars

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    This explains them running a train on Bev in IT.

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  17. Morbidmort

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Hell, Dr. Sleep (a sequel to The Shining) is about King getting clean and going through AA.

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  18. moremolotovs

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Lucky. Wish I could be a wealthy alcohol and cocaine addict for 8 years

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  19. dickfromaccounting

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Addiction’s scary.

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  20. teeejaaaaaay

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Someone listened to the WTF podcast today

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  21. mortalcoil1

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Yeah he kept it well hidden… Well besides the commercial he did where he was coked out of his mind…

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  22. NoeJose

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I believe it was Ernest Hemingway who famously said “Write drunk. Edit Sober.”

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  23. Nun_Chucks

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    TIL: Everyone listens to WTF the fucking second it comes out

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  24. Arknell

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Oh that is hilarious, the main character crashed his car headfirst into snow. It’s a bit funny.

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  25. Btjimmymatt

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    How the fuck do you find cocaine in Maine?

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  26. Anonymous

    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

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