Drunk and disorderly Nicolas Cage mistaken for 'homeless man', thrown out of Vegas bar
Nicholas Cage was at first mistaken for a 'homeless man,' and later booted out after the intoxicated star argued with the the staff in a Las Vegas bar
Actor Nicolas Cage was caught on camera when he was kicked out of a fancy bar in Las Vegas after a drunken argument. The 57-year-old was at first “mistaken for a homeless man”. Later, he was booted out after he got into an argument with the bar staff in an intoxicated state. The incident reportedly happened on September 13 at Lawry's The Prime Rib, an establishment that is near the famous Las Vegas Strip, the footage of which was obtained by The Sun.
People who witnessed the scene said they first thought some drunk homeless man was creating a scene. Soon it became known that he was the ‘Ghost Rider’ star, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of an alcoholic in the 1995 film ‘Leaving Las Vegas’. Witnesses also said that the staff of the bar claimed Cage had been drinking expensive whiskey and shots of tequila before becoming hostile.
The footage from the scene showed Cage sitting on a sofa while wearing a plain black t-shirt and a pair of leopard pants. His flip-flops were seen lying on the floor as he struggled to wear his footwear before staggering around and shouting. Apparently, the actor tried to enter the bar again, but a woman believed to be a worker at the bar stopped him.
A source, who did not prefer to reveal their name, told The Sun, “We were at that bar at Lawry's when we noticed what we at first thought was a homeless man completely drunk and being rowdy. To our shock it turned to be Nicolas Cage. He was completely smashed and was getting into a bit of a fight with the staff. He was in a really bad state and was walking around shoeless. Staff told us he had been downing shots of tequila and 1980 Macallan whiskey.”
The source added: “He was shouting at people and trying to get into fights and then staff asked him to leave. He was so drunk he could barely get his flip-flops on before being escorted out. He asked us if we wanted to come back to his place but he was in a bad way so we didn't think it was a good idea. One of the regulars ended up taking him home.”
The incident comes after Cage experinced a series of life-changing events this year. He got married for the fifth time but also lost his mother Joy Vogelsang. The actor’s fifth marriage to Riko Shibata happened in February of this year at the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas. But in May, the ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ star’s mum died at the age of 85 after spending two weeks in hospital.
A family insider said at the time, “Joy had been in the hospital for two weeks when she died and hadn't been well for a while. She had a hard life but she was very kind and just really beautiful, a great cook and very charismatic. The funeral hasn't happened yet because there is a backlog due to Covid. We're hoping that Nic will be able to make it for the funeral now that it has been postponed because he is out of the country at the moment shooting a movie. Joy was incredibly proud of her sons and their achievements, she was a very affectionate woman.”