Nicolas Cage is given cocaine by a doctor

The Hollywood movie star actor Nicolas Cage was suffering from a  sinus infection in Australia when a doctor gave him cocaine to cure the ailment. Cage, who is also the United Nations Goodwill ambassador on Drugs and Crime, told this to reporters during a press conference while promoting his new movie ‘Bad Lieutenant’, where he plays a police detective who has a substance abuse problem.

He said he became a method actor after getting the treatment to clear up a sinus infection before he started the film. He admitted he was shocked at the unusual medical treatment received which consisted of putting a cocaine solution in his nose.

He recognised that he experienced some side effects such as feeling invincible which encouraged him to improvise the scenes and come up with ideas.

The film was released on November 20th, 2009.