updated 08/21/2013 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/22/2013 AT 1:30 PM ET
Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey, 47, shows off his auto-racing skills in the Velocity miniseries, Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans and this week chatted with PEOPLE about “one last thing” …
Oh, it was today. Ellen [Pompeo] gave me this croissant donut combination, the Cronut. I had a taste of that. Oh my God, it was incredible. I was very disciplined, I just had a slice.
Last moment of bliss
Sometimes at the race track when you’re racing and you really put a lap together, it’s pretty blissful. It’s a controlled adrenaline and an incredible physical workout.
Last time I cried
I’m moved to tears quite a bit. I’m a big crier. [laughs] Sometimes your kids say something and it’s so amazing with insight. Their wisdom, whether they realize it or not – there’s something so beautiful in that.
Last song I sang out loud
“Diamonds” by The Boxer Rebellion. I was on the bike and in a good mood so I was singing. It was very loud but it was motivation to climb the hill. I’m a terrible singer so I don’t do it often. I’ve been told I am. By everyone.