Article Title:Fun with drugs
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:8th September 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2008
Text:Former TV3 newsreader Darren McDonald has kicked his drugs habit, but admits that reading the news to thousands of viewers while high was “fun”. "The more I got away with it, the more I found that adrenaline rush. There were many times I read the news and I was under the influence,” he told TVNZ's Sunday programme. "I was getting a countdown and the words on the autocue were going from the left-hand side of the room, to the right-hand side of the room, and I had to use all of my conscious strength to just pull them together and read. I found that exhilarating. "I found doing the drugs and then reading, something that was just a lot of fun. To be doing something so secret, yet be doing something so public."    
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