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Billy Crystal got high during a recent MRI because he wanted 'to feel fabulous'

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Comedy legend Billy Crystal on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday, where the 73-year-old talked about a recent injury he sustained to one of his hips. And he explained why, when it came time to get an MRI, he decided to do a little self-medicating beforehand.

“I'm very claustrophobic, which is why I was a month premature,” Crystal joked. “To make a long story short, when I was alone, I swallowed four edibles.”

Crystal was of course referring to edibles containing THC. And if you’re wondering what it’s like when an iconic figure like Crystal goes into a weed dispensary, you’re in luck, because he broke it all down.

“The guy at the cannabis place said -- because there's a section for seniors,” Crystal said. “‘Two will make you feel good.’ So I said, ‘I really want to feel fabulous.’”

As it turns out, Crystal had no problem with the tight quarters of the MRI machine, but he did have one other issue: He was hungry.

Crystal claims that he asked the doctor about 30 minutes into the procedure if there was a Taco Bell nearby. And he followed that up ten minutes later by wondering about a potential delivery from Postmates.

“I'm thinking gumbo, or Nutella french toast,” Crystal said. “Something like that.”