Hank Azaria is literally putting his money where his mouth is.
Hank has one of the most famous voices in the world, as he voices numerous characters on "The Simpsons," including Moe, police chief Wiggum and Comic Book Guy. While speaking to Conan O'Brien's this week, Hank revealed that he got his vocal cords insured after an incident that sidelined him.
"My voice blows out rather easily, so I have to watch it," he said during the virtual appearance. "I was having a rough time in my life, and I got into a screaming match with someone. I totally blew out my voice, and it didn't come back for almost two weeks. I scared myself so bad that I got my vocal cords insured."
Hank has voiced "Simpsons" characters since 1989 and has won four Emmys for his voiceover work on the animated show.
"The revenue I am lucky enough to bring in through 'The Simpsons.' That was a long time ago," he told Conan in referring to the aforementioned verbal fight. "A lot of money would have gone bye-bye if I couldn't make voices."
The actor, who said his favorite voice to do is that of curmudgeon bartender Moe, used to voice Apu, but he stepped back earlier this year following controversy over the character, which mainly had to do with white actors portraying South Asians as stereotypes. The issue was brought up in the 2017 documentary "The Problem With Apu."
"All we know there is I won't be doing the voice anymore, unless there's someway to transition it or something," he told Slash Film in January. "What they're going to do with the character is their call. It's up to them and they haven't sorted it out yet. All we've agreed on is I won't do the voice anymore."
He added, "We all made the decision together. We all agreed on it. We all feel like it's the right thing and good about it."