How Madonna helped Johnny Vegas quit smoking | ...kind of

How Madonna helped Johnny Vegas quit smoking

...kind of

comedyJohnny Vegas has finally quit smoking – thanks to a bizarre ritual involving a 36-year-old Madonna hit.

The comic says he forced himself to dance to the superstar’s first hit Lucky Star every time he craved a cigarette – an act so humiliating that it would stop him reaching for a fag.

Vegas tweeted: "Every time I seriously consider having a cigarette I make myself dance for at least 10 seconds to her Lucky Star hit.

‘It’s not a good look for me and does actually help bolster the social embarrassment bit of my brain while it fights its corner against addiction.

‘Thanks @Madonna x."

At his peak, the 49-year-old comic was on 60 a day, and said previous attempts to quit caused him to pile on weight.

Last year he was slapped with a £150 fine for littering after throwing a cigarette butt into a drain in Doncaster.

Published: 14 Nov 2019

Live comedy picks

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.