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Zach Galifianakis Quits Drinking After Two Men Spit in His Face

Zach Galifianakis Quits Drinking After Two Men Spit in His FaceZach Galifianakis Quits Drinking After Two Men Spit in His Face

No more real-life hangovers for Zach Galifianakis. The actor, 43, has "stopped drinking," he told Conan O'Brien on a Wednesday, May 15 appearance on Conan. Looking noticeably thinner, the bearded comic star revealed he "was getting into too much trouble with the drinking." It was one incident in particular during a drunken night out on the Lower East Side of Manhattan that inspired the Hangover III standout to lay off the sauce.

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Taking a long walk home, "I'd gotten into the whiskey that night, and was listening to my headphones," he explained. Crossing Ludlow Street, "this guy in a Jaguar cut me off," he said. Intoxicated and annoyed, the star retaliated. "As he cut my off, I hit the car as hard as i could with my hand."

Seconds later, Galifianakis got a tap on the shoulder. "I turn around, it's two huge 6-foot-6 guys [from the Jaguar]," he recalled. "They both, at the same time, spit in my face!"

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"I don't know if you've ever been spit in the face non-sexually," he joked to O'Brien, "But all I remember is being so stunned." As his assailants walked away, "I remember reaching into a trash can and grabbing a beer bottle and saying out loud, 'Nobody spits in Galifianakis' face!'"

He threw the bottle at the car -- but, thankfully, "It missed!"

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Galifianakis wed longtime love, philanthropist Quinn Lundberg, in Vancouver last August.

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Zach Galifianakis Quits Drinking After Two Men Spit in His Face