Lionel Richie discusses how Drew Barrymore and Nicole Richie nearly “killed him”.

When Drew Barrymore partied with his daughter Nicole Richie, Lionel Richie believed she would “murder him.” On Thursday, March 30, the American Idol judge came on Drew’s talk program and reminisced his memories of the girls’ childhood in Hollywood, revealing that his side of the story is entirely different.

“Let me tell you my side of the story. You all nearly killed me. I’m delighted you got it off your chest,” the Grammy winner revealed. “I almost killed my system! Some evenings, the sheriff of so-and-so county would call and say, ‘We have Nicole here.’ ‘What did she do now?’ I’d ask. ‘She went down the wrong way on the motorway,’ they said.”