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Nicolas Cage 'mistaken for homeless man,' kicked out of Vegas restaurant

Wonderwall logo Wonderwall 9/24/2021 Mark Gray

A seemingly drunk and barefoot Nicolas Cage was kicked out of a Las Vegas restaurant after a beef with staff, a report states. 

The Sun published a short video of the actor sitting on a sofa inside Lawry's Prime Rib and mumbling. The report says he was "mistaken for a homeless man" by fellow restaurant guests because of his disheveled appearance. 

Nicolas Cage © Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock Nicolas Cage

"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," a source told The Sun. "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."

Video showed the Oscar winner being led out of the restaurant while struggling to stay upright. He appeared to try to re-enter, but a woman blocked the door. 

"He was in a really bad state and was walking around shoeless," the source said. "Staff told us he had been downing shots of tequila and 1980 Macallan whiskey."

The incident, which reportedly took place on Sept. 13, comes just a few months after Nic, 57, married his fifth wife, Riko Shibata, 26. It does not appear that Riko was with him at the restaurant, which is located just east of The Las Vegas Strip. 

Nicolas Cage wearing a suit and tie: Riko Shibata and Nicolas Cage © Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock Riko Shibata and Nicolas Cage

"He was shouting at people and trying to get into fights and then staff asked him to leave," the source at Lawry's said. "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 "National Treasure" star has a history of acting out in public — he even famously caused a scene while filling out marriage paperwork with his soon-to-be fourth wife back in 2019. He was seen on video shouting, "Her ex is a druggy," and he insisted that she was "trying to take all my money." At the time, Erika Koike, who would become his fourth wife moments after the outburst, told Nic, "I never asked you to do this."

Back in 2018, Nic told The Guardian he needs to be constantly working to avoid such things. 

"If I don't have somewhere to go in the morning and a job to do, it can be very self-destructive," he said. "Then I'm just going to sit and order two bottles of red wine and dissolve, and I don't want to be that person, so I have to work."

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