Arnie's nicotine nightmare
09:30 26 February 2005
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been suffering from hallucinations caused by chewing nicotine gum.
The Hollywood actor-turned-politician accepted a packet of the gum, used by smokers to help them quit, from close friend, actor and script-writer, Tom Arnold to keep him going on a long road trip.
However, after eating some of the gum, which Tom chews to stop himself from smoking cigars, the 'Terminator' star began hallucinating while driving on a busy motorway.
Tom told US chat show host Conan O'Brien: "He took some nicotine gum from me before the trip but instead of taking one he took six because he liked the taste.
"A little while later he called me saying, 'You b*****d I'm hallucinating! I'm driving down the highway!'"
Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger is set to take a break from politics and return to acting.
The 'Predator' star, who is now the governor of California, has announced he will be making an appearance in new comedy 'The Kid and I' - produced by Tom.
It will be the action star's first movie since he made a brief cameo in 'Around the World in 80 Days'.
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