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Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Eats a Red Hot Chili Pepper: Watch

Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs in concert on Jan. 5, 2017.
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Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs in concert on Jan. 5, 2017. 

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith took part in a humorously fitting challenge Thursday (Mar. 8)—eating a hot chili pepper.

The drummer is the latest celebrity to take part in the #ALSPepperChallenge, an awareness movement for the neurological disease that comes as a follow up to the #ALSIceBucketChallenge from a few years back.

“The ironic thing is, I don’t like chili peppers,” Smith joked in a video he posted to Twitter. “I’m not a fan of a hot pepper.”

He challenged Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Will Ferrell to partake in the hashtag before he scarfs down a chili pepper from the produce section of Whole Foods, coughing until the video cuts off.

“Steve Gleason I (reluctantly) accept your #ALSPepperChallenge,” he wrote in the clip’s caption, referencing former NFL player Steve Gleason, who struggles with ALS. Watch the clip below.


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