Robert Downey Jr. Would Have Overdosed If It Hadn’t Been For Burger King

Robert Downey Jr.

Have you ever heard the story about Robert Downey Jr. and how Burger King is responsible for helping him get cleaned up? If not, you’re about to. And if you don’t know who Robert Downey Jr. is, which is highly unlikely, you might remember him from such blockbuster hits as “Iron Man” and “The Avengers.”

His partying days are the stuff of legend in and around Hollywood, and you know how things work in Los Angeles. If you’re at all famous and have a blatant disregard for law enforcement, chances are some sort of psychoactive substances are involved. It comes as no surprise that Robert Downey Jr. is regarded as one of the most fun people to be around in the movie business.

Robert Downey Jr.

However, Robert publicly thanked the Burger King network for helping him overcome his addiction problems. As he describes, one time he ate a hamburger at Burger King that was so disgusting that it made him rethink his choices in life. He then threw all the drugs he had in his car at the time – and knowing Downey Jr., he probably had a lot – into the ocean.

Goes to show that all it takes to make a person change is one crappy burger. Well, that obviously worked for a famous Hollywood A-lister such as Robert Downey Jr.. The real question is – would it be enough to make YOU change something you don’t like about your life?