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Jonah Hill Had to Be Hospitalized for Snorting Too Much Fake Coke While Filming ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

Jonah Hill in 2013's The Wolf Of Wall Street
Jonah Hill in 2013's The Wolf Of Wall Street Mary Cybulski/Paramount Pictures

Turns out, fake drugs aren’t a good idea either. Jonah Hill needed serious medical attention while filming The Wolf of Wall Street because he snorted too much fake cocaine.

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“I had to be hospitalized,” the actor revealed during an appearance on Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons on Wednesday, August 17. “If you ingest that much matter into your lungs you’ll get very sick, and we were literally doing fake coke for, like, seven months, every day.”

In the 2014 Martin Scorsese flick, Hill portrayed financial crook Donnie Azoff alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. The role earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

“I got bronchitis for three weeks,” he added. “It’s vitamin powder, but it doesn’t matter, because if you ingest that much matter into your lungs, you’ll get very sick. … I never had more vitamin D in my entire life. I could have lifted a car over my f–king head!”

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Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf Of Wall Street.
Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf Of Wall Street. Mary Cybulski/Paramount Pictures

That said, the War Dogs actor wouldn’t hesitate to do the while thing over again.

“I mean, I’d do it again in a second,” he told The Guardian a January 2014. “The first time you snort fake cocaine in a Scorsese movie you feel like … I don’t know! I got embarrassed because I said that it’s every actor’s dream. I guess it’s not, but to me, it’s a pretty iconic thing to do.”

No word on how DiCaprio, who played Jordan Belfort, survived the fake coke. 

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