When Iggy Pop Went Into Rehab, David Bowie And Dennis Hopper Brought Him Drugs

By Emily Morenz
Musicians Iggy Pop and David Bowie pose backstage after Pop's concert at the Ritz, New York, New York, 1986. (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)

What kind of friend brings you cocaine when you're in rehab? For Iggy Pop, it was David Bowie. In an episode that defies belief, Bowie strolled into the facility where Iggy was desperately trying to get well and supplied his mate with just what he didn't need. 

So Bowie wasn't exactly being helpful -- he was also aided by one of the most notorious druggies in entertainment, actor/director Dennis Hopper. At least, that's how one version of the story goes; in another, Bowie's accomplice is actor Dean Stockwell. It's that kind of story, a pretty simple narrative with some faulty memories, but it was the early '70s and these were some of the hardest partiers in rock 'n roll. If you remember it, as they say, you weren't really there.

Rock ‘n’ roll is a genre full of madness itself, with plenty of wild tales to be told, but this one takes the cake.