Patrick Stewart, 'a little hungover,' has first pizza slice
May 30th, 2013
03:58 PM ET

Patrick Stewart, 'a little hungover,' has first pizza slice

When Sir Patrick Stewart found himself "a little hungover" Wednesday morning, he turned to a proven soak-up-the-alcohol meal: a slice of pizza.

But the moment was something of a milestone for the 72-year-old actor, who was indulging in his first ever slice of pizza.

He took part in the grand tradition of a slice post-drinks in New York and, even as a first-timer, exhibited the proper local folding technique:

Not that the actor doesn't know his way around a pizza - he has had the stuff before.

"To clarify," he tweeted Wednesday evening, "1) I've never had a 'slice' 2) I've been a Habs fan all of 4 weeks 3) I'm also a fan of [Mayor] Bloomberg's soda legislation."

As Stewart later explained to New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer:

"There was a school of thought that I had eaten my first pizza, but of course how could that possibly be true? I would have had to have stayed locked up in a cellar. But nevertheless, this was my first slice of pizza, which I was only eating because my fiancée and I were a little hung-over yesterday morning and she said what we need is pizza and a soothing drink — and she was right. It solved the problem."

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soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. Go read "The truth" which talks about a man who is always high and a slob when he makes a s-xual move...

    Read that one...let me know who its from...

    June 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pizza Man---if you ever need proof as too what i did...just ask and you shall receive...

    June 23, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. I never said a dam thing about you and the subject...its all want proof its not a problem


    June 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. She bashed you all over the web about being high i did not

    If you want the proof i got it dearie.

    June 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. She wrote the high comment not me...."The Truth"

    you need too look her way not mine...I have the proof I have not written a word on the other website.

    June 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. The truth comment was by you wife not me...i have the proof here...i print bex also

    June 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. the_dude

    Is "pizza" a code word for getting high? I like pizza

    June 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. columbus

    Must be a slow news day!

    June 21, 2013 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Andrew

    When asked would you like pepperoni he said yes, then he was asked would you like a soda he said MAKE IT SO!

    June 13, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Maggie

    Maybe he"s like I am. I always eat more than One slice. Maybe this is the first time he"s ever eaten just one. 😉

    June 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Terri

    I'm confused – was this his first slice or not??

    June 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Pizza Slice

    Bloomberg needs to legislate the NY fold away because it allows you to eat your slice twice as fast as you should.

    June 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Folding the slice in half can fool people into thinking they are only eating half as much pizza as they really are. Bloomberg needs to act now!

      June 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Pete

    One of those guys that probably was satisfied with just one slice.

    June 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kirk

    I hear Picard likes pepperoni.

    June 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Pilot Bob

    "Computer... Pizza. New York. Hot."

    June 3, 2013 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  16. ※Sadie※

    He's 72, and never had a slice of pizza before? Shouldn't that be against the law or something? I wonder if he enjoyed it?

    June 2, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Bilbo Buttocks

    Useless explanation cleared nothing up

    June 2, 2013 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  18. Jay

    Over in Europe they eat pizza with a knife and fork and it's generally cut into squares, so I assume he means he just never had a NY-style slice, as in "gimme a slice!"

    June 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

      We do NOT cut pizza into squares. Italy (a country in Europe) invented the Pizza and it was designed to eat with hands like a sandwich. POOOOOOO

      June 2, 2013 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
  19. Foo Master

    Captain Kirk he is not.

    June 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  20. People

    People who comment on CNN are weird. Not because they comment but because of WHAT they comment. Makes no sense...

    June 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Bill

    This man has more balls than all of us put together.

    June 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Dave

    He is straight and has had more women then you could dream of. True story.

    June 1, 2013 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  23. Donaldbain

    Patrick Stewart has a great body of work to reflect on. For me, his voice-overs on Family Guy and as the degenerate CIA boss on American Dad are gold. While holding up two bowling balls, "Look, I've got girl boobs!"

    June 1, 2013 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  24. JGN

    Please allow Patrick Stewart (and everyone else) to be who they are. If you believe he is gay, you should also be able to believe him capable of falling in love with a woman. People love who they love, and it's ignorant and unkind to put everyone in little boxes they are not allowed to escape from.

    May 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Yeah, I used to have a fiance, too, before I had enough courage

    Yeah, I used to have a fiance, too, before I had enough courage to come out of the closet.

    Patrick – you're a flaming queen and no one is taken in by your little charade.

    May 31, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Patrick has played numerous gay roles and was even doing so before that was really an accepted thing to do. He is VERY brave, and if he were gay, I have no doubt that he would be up front about it. I see no reason why he would pretend to be anything that he isn't; he definitely doesn't have a history of being a coward or of being disingenuous on any particular issue.

      May 31, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  26. K Lee

    "We must draw the line here! Make it so"

    May 31, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  27. james

    Wow, the Enterprise galley can auto-synthesize any meal he wants and he never tried pizza?

    May 31, 2013 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  28. Lawless4U

    Number one, I order you to take a number two.

    May 31, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  29. Bette

    He will always be hot hot hot.

    May 31, 2013 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  30. Paco

    He looks just like my Aunt Lydia. She's bald and smiles all the time too. She has a deep voice and a British accent.

    May 31, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  31. Meh

    The guy is in his 70's and still looks like he works out 3 hours a day...its no wonder hes not a carb junky

    May 31, 2013 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  32. John

    WHAT???? Never had a slice of pizza before. I would not have , except my fiancee made me eat one. Come on...

    May 31, 2013 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  33. heroicslugtest

    He's never had a slice?

    That'll be because Picard normally eats pizzas whole, I'm assuming.

    May 31, 2013 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  34. Lexington Steele

    Dis fool look like he like dem boys.

    May 31, 2013 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  35. Jon

    To go where no pizza has gone before...

    May 31, 2013 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |


    May 30, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  37. t. let's go over what she overheard...

    1. said that he had too finish a suitcase-nothing to do with the rest of us
    2. offer 1m too do so...not our business
    3. she's there 24/7 is she DEAF?

    May 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  38. uh maryp?he's leaving--he has too finish a case you overheard that conversation also.


    May 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  39. i'm feeling giddy ... i think i will see hangover 3 tomorrow.


    May 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  40. be quiet

    God I love that man.

    May 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  41. I'm sorry this is just too funny ....


    May 30, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  42. do yours itch too?


    May 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Pliny

    Beautiful man.

    May 30, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pliny


      Admit think all men are beautiful.

      It's women you don't like.

      Go back to your mommie's basement.

      May 31, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      My apologies, folks - sorry that I keep 'talking' to myself on the blogs. Sometimes my meds run out and I do weird things like that.

      May 31, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      And sometimes people pretend they're you to make fun of all the g@y trolls, or just cuz they don't like you.

      June 3, 2013 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Derk

      It's because nobody like Pliny. He's a self-righteous a55hole with no sense of poop humor.

      June 3, 2013 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |

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