Crystal said his doctor recommended he get an MRI after he experienced “strange pain” in his hip, possibly from a workout. During an MRI, people typically lay in or place a body part inside a piece of narrow tube-shaped equipment.
Because he’s “very claustrophobic” and was “really nervous” about the procedure, he decided to get some weed gummies to calm himself before it.
“The guy at the cannabis place said — because there’s a section for seniors — ‘two will make you feel good.’ So I said, ‘I really want to feel fabulous,’” Crystal told host Jimmy Fallon.
Crystal explained that after he had changed into his hospital gown and the doctors had put color dye in his hip (to help with clearer imaging during the MRI), he ate four of the cannabis edibles, although he didn’t specify the dosage of THC or CBD in each of them.
According to Crystal, once he was inside the MRI machine, he was “listening to a little Bill Evans” and had a button he could press to get in touch with the doctor doing the MRI to ask for help.
“About half-hour in, I got really hungry,” Crystal recalled. “So I squeezed the thing and he goes, ‘Are you okay, Mr. Crystal?’ I said, ‘Yeah, yeah. Is there a Taco Bell?’”
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