Woody Harrelson reveals that he and Michael J. Fox once drank cobra blood together in Thailand

Woody Harrelson reveals that he and Michael J. Fox once drank cobra blood together in Thailand: ‘Mike promptly vomited his snake cocktail’

Woody Harrelson shared a funny anecdote before presenting his friend Michael J. Fox with the honorary Oscar at the 13th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday. 

The Natural Born Killers star, 61, amused the audience by revealing that he once drank ‘cobra blood’ mixed with Thai Whiskey with the Back to the Future actor, 61, in Thailand back in 1989, during a wild night out. 

However, Fox’s stomach couldn’t handle the wild concoction, as Woody jokingly recalled: ‘Mike promptly vomited his snake cocktail, he never could hold his cobra blood.’

Funny guy: Woody Harrelson revealed that he once drank 'cobra blood' with Michael J. Fox during the 13th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday

Funny guy: Woody Harrelson revealed that he once drank ‘cobra blood’ with Michael J. Fox during the 13th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday

Woody began the hilarious tale saying that he was visiting Fox on the Thailand set of the 1989 film Casualties of War when they went out to the jungle where Fox handed someone ‘like thousands of [Thai] baht, which probably amounted to about $16.’  

The two were then escorted to a place where they witnessed a fight between ‘a cobra and a mongoose.’

‘I didn’t believe it. I look in there and Mike is sitting next to this kid with dozens of cobras all around them ready to strike and — no jest. And the kid was toying with these cobras,’ the actor described in his speech.

Wild: The Natural Born Killers star, 61, said he visited Fox, 61, in Thailand back in 1989 and the two went out to the jungle and paid to witness a fight between 'a cobra and a mongoose'

Wild: The Natural Born Killers star, 61, said he visited Fox, 61, in Thailand back in 1989 and the two went out to the jungle and paid to witness a fight between ‘a cobra and a mongoose’

Woody tales: Afterwards, they drank the cobra's blood mixed with Thai whiskey, but Fox's stomach couldn't handle the concoction, with Woody recalling: 'Mike promptly vomited his snake cocktail, he never could hold his cobra blood'

Woody tales: Afterwards, they drank the cobra’s blood mixed with Thai whiskey, but Fox’s stomach couldn’t handle the concoction, with Woody recalling: ‘Mike promptly vomited his snake cocktail, he never could hold his cobra blood’

‘He taunted a bunch of these cobras and then he found the orneriest cobra, grabbed it by the neck, threw it in a cage with mongoose, where I saw the craziest fight I’ve ever seen between any animals other than studio executives,’ he teased, drawing a laugh from the audience, before adding, ‘You guys know I’m kidding.’

Woody went on: ‘And the mongoose won, they took the snake, tied it by its tail, ran the blood out, half-filled four glasses with cobra blood and half with Thai whiskey.’

The Texas-born star then explained that ‘drinking the cobra blood is called “becoming brother to the snake.”‘

After sharing that Fox promptly threw up the bloody beverage, Woody added: ‘Mike and I drink lots of things together and he can hold his own — what can I say, he’s Canadian.’ 

Blood brothers: The Texas-born star then explained that 'drinking the cobra blood is called "becoming brother to the snake"'

Blood brothers: The Texas-born star then explained that ‘drinking the cobra blood is called “becoming brother to the snake”‘

Good friends: When Fox got on stage to accept his honorary Oscar award, he addressed Woody's wild tale: 'I love you. We did some damage. We did some damage in the '80s'

Good friends: When Fox got on stage to accept his honorary Oscar award, he addressed Woody’s wild tale: ‘I love you. We did some damage. We did some damage in the ’80s’

When Fox got on stage to accept his award he addressed Woody’s wild tale by saying: ‘I love you. We did some damage. We did some damage in the ’80s.’

He was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, for his Parkinson’s disease work, and his foundation – the Michael J. Fox Foundation – which has raised over $1 billion to find the cure for the disease. 

After sharing his jungle tale, Harrelson praised Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1991, for turning ‘a chilling diagnosis into a courageous mission.’

‘He never asked for the role of Parkinson’s advocate, but it is his best performance,’ Woody stated in the touching speech, adding ‘Michael J. Fox sets the ultimate example of how to fight and how to live.’ 

Touching moment: Fox - who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1991 - was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his continued Parkinson’s activism

Touching moment: Fox – who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1991 – was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his continued Parkinson’s activism 

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