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Channing Tatum experimented with drugs

2014-11-06 19:00

Los Angeles - Channing Tatum has experimented with cocaine in the past.

The Foxcatcher star, who has 17-month-old daughter Everly with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum, admits he tried the drug "a couple times" after working as a stripper in Florida, but insists he's never had problems with substance abuse or alcoholism.

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The 34-year-old star told The Hollywood Reporter: "I wouldn't say I was losing myself in drugs because I wasn't doing anything habitually. Just experimenting. Experimenting, I would say. Never the big ones - crack or heroin. I never OD'd or anything. Never."

Asked if he'd used cocaine, he said: "Maybe a couple times, but that was later.

"Drinking was probably the biggest [thing]. I didn't look at drinking as a problem. It wasn't at that point, and I still don't think it's a problem. But at that time in my life, it was, 'Let's go out and have a great time.'"

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But the Magic Mike star brushed off a comment he made during an interview earlier this year, when he called himself a "functioning alcoholic."

He said: "It was something said that wasn't meant to be factual. It was said in context with the glutton side of myself. I'm constantly a flip-and-flop of extremes. I take care of it, to an extent - and then I kind of knock it all down and destroy the sand castle. All I meant was that I do things in extreme."

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Despite being one of Hollywood's hottest stars, Channing didn't make much money from stripping.

He said: "Not as much as you think. On a good night, 150 bucks. On a bad night, 70 bucks--even 50 at times."

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