Anthony Bourdain ‘never stopped drinking,’ ‘hated’ himself: book

The late Anthony Bourdain might have overcome his drug dependancy however was by no means in a position to cease consuming — and hated himself for it, a brand new controversial biography alleged.

In “Down And Out In Paradise: The Lifetime of Anthony Bourdain,” which might be launched Oct. 11, creator Charles Leerhsen spoke to The Guardian about Bourdain’s unhappy, closing days.

The American chef and TV presenter hanged himself in a French resort room in June 2018. Bourdain was allegedly heartbroken after seeing photos of his ex-girlfriend, Asia Argento, dancing with one other man in Rome.

“He turned somebody that he hated. By the point he realized that, he was too bodily exhausted to straighten issues out,” Leerhsen informed the outlet.

“He thought it less complicated to hunt what’s famously referred to as ‘a everlasting answer to a short lived drawback,” he added. “Restoration, you would possibly say, was one of many few issues he couldn’t go all the way in which with.”

The Publish has contacted Bourdain’s former assistant for remark.

In his 2000 memoir “Kitchen Confidential,” Bourdain described that the kitchens he labored in through the Nineteen Eighties have been “drenched in medicine and alcohol and accompanied by continuously loud rock-and-roll music.”

Anthony Bourdain
Charles Leerhsen claimed in his ebook that Anthony Bourdain was by no means in a position to cease consuming — and hated himself for it.
Getty Photographs

He admitted that he and his coworkers did every little thing from marijuana, cocaine and LSD to codeine and heroin. Bourdain informed in 2016 that he received off of heroin within the Nineteen Eighties, however a few of his mates from round that period “simply received off 5, 6, possibly 10 years in the past.”

“If he did one thing, he did all of it out, whether or not it was comedian books as a child or fascination with the JFK assassination,” Leerhsen added. “However he pulled up brief with restoration; he by no means stopped consuming.” 

In "Down And Out In Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain," which will be released Oct. 11, author Charles Leerhsen spoke to The Guardian about Bourdain's sad, final days.
Writer Charles Leerhsen’s “Down And Out In Paradise: The Lifetime of Anthony Bourdain,” might be launched on Oct. 11.
Getty Photographs for The New Yorker

Bourdain’s household just isn’t pleased that this ebook might be launched. His brother, Christopher, has tried twice to cease it from publishing, telling the New York Occasions that “each single factor he writes about relationships and interactions inside our household as youngsters and as adults he fabricated or received completely improper.”

Nonetheless, Bourdain’s ex-wife, Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, just isn’t preventing the discharge of the ebook and Leerhsen even referred to as her his confidante.

Asia Argento and Anthony Bourdain
The ebook additionally revealed alleged texts between Asia Argento and Anthony Bourdain.

Final week, Leerhsen launched textual content messages allegedly between Bourdain and Busia-Bourdain the place he reportedly said he was “lonely and dwelling in fixed uncertainty.”

“I hate my followers, too,” he allegedly declared. “I hate being well-known. I hate my job.”

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply