George Lopez vows he's 'stopping' drinking

10:43 AM, Mar 13, 2014   |    comments
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(USA TODAY) The last time we saw George Lopez he was passed out on a casino floor in Canada.

He tells Ellen DeGeneres on her Thursday show that the police were quite polite about it as he was arrested for public intoxication last month.

"Very polite. They told me, they said, 'Sir, this behavior cannot continue and if it does continue we would be honored if you would be mayor of Toronto.' "

Lopez went on to crack more jokes about it. "You know, I was on my way to my room - I just missed it by 35 floors." And, "The casino carpet is so loud. I'm like how the hell can I sleep on that carpet?"

He added, "Guys were betting on whether I'd get up."

But, turning serious, he said, "Since then I have not had a drop of alcohol."

He said, "That was a nice going-away party for that guy and then I'm the new George now sitting here in front of you."

But Lopez wasn't done joking, "Well, you know, just because Mexicans invented tequila doesn't mean we can handle it."

Ellen: "I'm glad that you're OK and I'm glad that you're stopping that or taking a break or whatever you're doing."

George: "Thank you. No, I'm stopping."

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