1. Headline
  1. Headline
Image: Demi Moore
Evan Agostini  /  AP file
Demi Moore reportedly uses blood-sucking leeches to optimize her health.
Access Hollywood
updated 3/25/2008 7:40:54 PM ET 2008-03-25T23:40:54

Demi Moore has revealed that blood sucking leeches help keep her looking hot.

She shared the news during an appearance Monday on “The Late Show With David Letterman.”

“I’ve always been somebody looking for the cutting edge of things that are for optimizing your health and healing, so just a week ago I was in Austria doing a cleanse and part of the treatment was leech therapy,” she told Letterman.

Moore insisted the toothy slug-like creatures weren’t bottom of the barrel invertebrates though.

“These aren’t just swamp leeches, these are highly trained medical leeches,” she laughed. “These are not just some low level scavengers; we’re talking high level blood suckers.”

Moore said they tested a leech out on her belly button before putting several others on different areas of her body. She also revealed that the creatures prefer bare skin.

“Leeches don’t like hair, they much prefer a Brazilian,” she said.

So what were the benefits of having the little creatures bite into her skin?

“It detoxifies your blood,” she told Letterman. “And they have a little enzyme that when they’re biting down on you, gets released into your blood and generally you bleed for quite a bit. And your health is optimized. It detoxified the blood and I’m feeling detoxified right now.”

Copyright 2013 by NBC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments

More on TODAY.com

  1. Everett Collection, Getty Images

    'The Sound of Music' is 50! See the stars reunite for its anniversary

    3/27/2015 4:18:51 PM +00:00 2015-03-27T16:18:51
Breaking news
  1. Italy’s top court overturns Amanda Knox murder conviction

    The highest court in Italy on Friday has overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the sensational 2007 stabbing death of her British roommate.

    3/27/2015 9:45:14 PM +00:00 2015-03-27T21:45:14
  1. Getty Images file

    Ludacris on being a busy parent: Spend quality time with your kids

    3/27/2015 9:28:44 PM +00:00 2015-03-27T21:28:44
  1. Reverse Wine Snob/Facebook

    See the 10 funniest parenting posts on Facebook this week

    3/27/2015 5:01:52 PM +00:00 2015-03-27T17:01:52