We were following our idols. Charlie Parker. And we were told Billie Holliday used drugs, and all this stuff. But my main influence — our main influence — was Charlie Parker; he was our messiah. And Charlie Parker used drugs, so all of us figured that, “Oh, if he used drugs, it’s okay.” But it wasn’t okay, because guys drop through the holes, you know. In my case, I followed Charlie Parker and began using. Well, a lot of guys were using drugs really. Fats Navarro, the great trumpet player, died at a very early age from drugs, and a lot of the guys were on drugs really, a lot of the great bebop players. And I went along and I got messed up, and it took me quite a while to straighten myself out, you know.