Video: Nicolas Cage Took Psychedelic Mushrooms with his Cat

| by Kate Wharmby Seldman

When he was a teenager, Nicolas Cage once took magic mushrooms with his cat.

Cage told the story when he was a guest on Late Night with David Letterman on July 12. "Did you ever drink beer in high school?" Letterman asked Cage. "No, not beer, but I do remember having a bag of mushrooms in my refrigerator," Cage replied. The audience laughed as he continued, "My cat used to sneak into the refrigerator, and he would steal the mushrooms... He ate them voraciously, he just loved them. It was like catnip to him. So I thought, what the heck: I'd better do it with him."

Cage recalls "lying in my bed for hours, and Louis [the cat] was on the desk across from the bed for hours, staring at each other... and I had no doubt that he was my brother."

Watch Cage tell the story to a laughing Letterman below.