ABOVE: Watch George Lopez talk about his recent arrest in Canada on Ellen.
TORONTO — Comedian George Lopez has sworn off alcohol after passing out on the floor of a Canadian casino.
Appearing on an episode of Ellen on Thursday, Lopez explained how he fell asleep inside Caesars Windsor in Ontario on Feb. 27.
“I was on my way to my room. I just missed it by 35 floors,” he said. “Guys were betting on whether I would get up. One person came by and said, ‘I didn’t know the Dog Whisperer drank that much.'”
Lopez was arrested for public intoxication but no charges were filed.
He performed the following night at the casino’s 5,000-seat Colosseum.
“The authorities are much politer in Canada,” Lopez told Ellen DeGeneres. “You know, ‘Sir, wake up. Sir, you’re under arrest.’ Very polite.”
He then joked: “They told me, ‘Sir, this behaviour cannot continue. And if it does continue, we would be honoured if you would be mayor of Toronto.”
Lopez got serious, though, when he told DeGeneres the experience in Windsor convinced him to give up booze.
“Since then I have not had a drop of alcohol. That was a nice going-away party for that guy. I’m the new George,” the 52-year-old said.
Lopez seemed surprised at the attention his Ontario arrest got.
“You know how they always say whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Whatever happens in Canada… everybody knows.”
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