In the newest documentary called Belushi, SNL creator Lorne Michaels opens up about how he felt when John Belushi would use drugs. He would often be in 'debilitated states' ahead of performances, according to Fox News. \u201cHe\u2019d been out with Ronnie Wood and he was a mess,\u201d Michaels remembers of Belushi right before a show airing on Feb. 24, 1979. \u201cHe was coughing, he looked terrible and the doctor says, \u2018John can\u2019t go on,\u2019 and I was somewhere between rage and very little sympathy.\u201d Lorne Michaels opens up about what he thought of John Belushi's drug use Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, (ca. early 1990s). photo: Elliott Marks \/ \u00a9NBC \/ Courtesy Everett Collection Michaels says he debated throwing on Jake Blues that night instead of Belushi, one-half of the Blues Brothers. \u201cSo I said, \u2018What happens if he does it?\u2019 says, \u2018Well, he could die?\u2019 And I said, \u2018What are the odds of that?\u2019 And he said, \u201950\/50,\u2019 and I said, \u2018I can live with that,\u2019\u201d Michaels remembers. Per the show in question, Belushi did appear in the episode that night. RELATED: Jim Belushi Says How Medical Marijuana Could Have Saved His Brother, John Belushi Sadly, as we all know, Belushi would die a few years later, being found unresponsive in his hotel room in March 1982. It was from a concoction of heroin and cocaine. THE BLUES BROTHERS 1980 JOHN BELUSHI BBS 006, Photo by: Everett Collection (15111) The Belushi documentary will include accounts and interviews from Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, Chevy Chase, and John\u2019s wife, Judy Belushi. The documentary will also detail the star's downward spiral with drug use. The documentary is available on Showtime. (And at this time also Hulu) Enjoy some of the Greatest Sketches from the 1970's... the Golden Years. For more of these throwback videos, check out our YouTube Channel!