"I've been wanting to talk about this forever! You have publicists and managers saying no, and I'm like, 'Mmm-mmm, it's gonna come out. I never wanted to hide it. . . . I'm happy I did it. I'm not proud, because it's not something to be proud of, but I had an experience that only one out of a thousand — a million — people can say they've ever had. I've been through this crazy sort of life, and I came out the other side fairly unscathed."
— On why he's not ashamed of his stripper days