Burger King Saved Robert Downey Jr.'s Life

Everyone's been reporting this shit about Robert Downey Jr. crediting Burger King with his drug-addiction turnaround. I actually saw this story last week, but everyone was crediting British film magazine Empire as a source. Oddly enough, no one was linking to the story his quotes were supposedly from. Rather than pass on spurious info to you, I took a pass on mentioning it here. Here's the quote, attributed Empire, as reported by OK! magazine (got that?):

"I have to thank Burger King," he told the magazine. "It was such a disgusting burger I ordered.

"I had that, and this big soda, and I thought something really bad was going to happen."

Downey Jr. says he went and threw all his drugs into the ocean right there and then.

The actor revealed that there is a nod to that moment in his latest movie, Iron Man, when his character asks for a Burger King cheeseburger when he is released by kidnappers.

Well, leave it to Access Hollywood to do some real investigative journalism. The show talked to Downey Jr.'s publicist:

The actor’s rep told Access Hollywood, the savory story was “not as simplified as described, but true enough.”

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