How many nostrils does he have? – 

June 12, 2020 – Tony is very open about his drug abuse, often providing harrowing levels of detail about his own experiences. He estimates he spent over £1 million ($1.2 million) on drugs while he was still using. 

A recent online documentary by British music magazine Mixmag captures many of these moments in a whirling 18-minute video in which Tony recalls doing his first line of cocaine with Freddie Mercury, and how he was once so high that he removed a number of his teeth with a screwdriver.

It’s not an easy watch, but it serves as a powerful reminder that people can come back — even from the darkest of places. 

During a video interview with CNN from his apartment in Pimlico, London, where he lives with his long-term partner and their dog, Tony describes recovery as a “whole new world”— one where he can leave his home with his head held high, rather than being “locked in a room wanting to kill myself.”

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