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Thanksgiving Eve Is A Special Anniversary For Nathan Lane

The night before Thanksgiving is a special night for many people. But it holds a particularly vivid memory for actor Nathan Lane.

By Briana Altergott | November 26, 2015

The night before Thanksgiving is a special night for many preparing for the glorious holiday about to take place the very next day.

But for actor Nathan Lane, Thanksgiving Eve is special for a very different reason.

"In 1973, on Thanksgiving Eve, I got drunk for the first time in my life," Nathan confessed on the "Tonight Show."

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And, like most first experiences with alcohol, Nathan's was pretty, well, horrifying.

"The Birdcage" star told Jimmy Fallon he was at a school dance when he and his friends decided to down about seven or eight bottles of apple-flavored wine. (Video via United Artists / "The Birdcage")

And what happened next wasn't pretty.

"I see a friend of mine dancing with a young lady, and I tap him on the shoulder and say, 'I'm not feeling well.' And I suddenly launch into my best Linda Blair in 'The Exorcist' impression and start vomiting all over myself," Nathan admitted.

Yeah, not good. But hey, at least he has a great story to tell at Thanksgiving for years to come!

And Nathan has plenty of other things to be thankful for, this year especially. (Video via Universal Pictures / "The Producers")

Earlier this month, he wed his partner of 18 years, Devlin Elliott, in New York City, and they also just published a children's book together.

Looks like projectile vomiting in public is far behind you now, Nathan. Well, hopefully.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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