20 Wildest Iggy Pop Moments

The self-destructive legacy of the infamous Stooge

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Bowie Brings Iggy Cocaine in the Psych Ward (1974)
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Bowie Brings Iggy Cocaine in the Psych Ward (1974)

With his attempts at a solo career failing and addiction overwhelming him, Iggy checked in to the UCLA neuropsychiatric institute hoping to get clean, or at least keep the cops off his back for a while. Soon a famous visitor from his past arrived  with a present. "We trooped into the hospital with a load of drugs for him," Bowie told Blender in 2002. "He wasn't well; that's all we knew. We thought we should bring him some drugs, because he probably hadn't had any for days!" Iggy's caretakers politely declined the gift ("This was very much a leave-your-drugs-at-the-door hospital," as Bowie put it) but the re-established connection with Bowie would soon kickstart the next stage of Iggy's life and career.

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