Jack Nicholson insists stories claiming he warned Heath Ledger about the dangers of sleeping pills are not true, stating he never even met the tragic star.
He was asked how he felt about the actor’s death last month (Jan08) by photographers in London and he was quoted as saying, ‘I told him so’.
However, the 70-year-old star,states he was misquoted and was simply warning everyone against using that brand of pills.
He says, What I actually said was: ‘I warned them’. I had a bad experience with those sleeping pills (that Ledger apparently took).
‘I took one of these pills and had just gone to sleep when I had a phone call to go to an emergency at a friend’s house. I jumped up, went outside and some time later woke up on the driveway.’
‘It sounds amusing but I live in the mountains and it could of been worse. I didn’t know Heath Ledger, but I know those pills’.