George Lopez was arrested for public intoxication after he passed out on the floor at the Ceasars Windsor casino in Canada, where he had, hours earlier, finished a performance. However, George sobered up enough to do his show the next day, according to People, Feb. 28, 2014.
An armature photographer, Chad Maura, was at the casino celebrating his 20th birthday. When he saw George Lopez passed out on the floor, he snapped a picture and posted it on twitter.
According to People, law enforcement said, “We can confirm that at 11:25 p.m., Windsor police officers received custody of a male from the OPP Casino Enforcement Unit. The male was subsequently released with no charges.”
George didn’t lose his sense of humor over the incident. He released a statement via Ina Treciokas, his publicist, “Tied one on last night. Not feeling great this morning. I was trying to sleep it off, unfortunately, it was on the casino floor.”
The hangover from his night of drinking didn’t stop the 52-year-old comedian from fulfilling his obligations. He performed Friday night at the Ontario venue as scheduled to a sold out show.
George gave up drinking years ago. In 2005, his wife Ann donated one of her kidneys to save his life. George has a genetic condition that causes his kidneys to weaken or deteriorate. In 2010, Ann and George separated. They divorced in 2011.
George Lopez is the star of "George Lopez." The show aired on ABC from 2002 to 2007, but you can watch the repeats on the Nick at Nite Nickelodeon. George was also the first Latino to have his own talk show, “Lopez Tonight,” on TBS. The show aired for two seasons in 2010 and 2011. George has a new show starting, “Saint George,” which premiers March 6 on FX. George also does the voices for several cartoon movies like "Rio 2" and the "Smurfs 2."