Celebs Who Admitted They Were Wasted During An Interview

The following article includes references to addiction, child abuse, and sexual harassment.

Going onto a TV talk show to discuss and promote one's brand new or most recent artistic project is just plain not natural. Not only do actors and musicians have to go through the physical and emotional rigors of making a movie, TV show, or album, but then they have to go do the otherwise totally different thing of putting on a bunch of makeup and a fancy outfit, and then go sit next to a desk and be charming and personable while a comedian lightly interviews them about said project. Under all those hot lights in front of a studio audience and perhaps several million people watching from home, this can all be a very nerve-wracking experience.

For these reasons and lots of others, some stars may need something to take the edge off before going in front of the cameras — a drink, a prescription medication, or a recreational drug, for example. Sometimes, however, the famous person ingests just a little too much of their chemical helper, and it's more than evident on television that they did just that. Here are some actors and artists who engaged in some media while drunk, stoned, or high, and who came clean about it.

John Stamos was wasted during a morning show interview

Whether he's playing rock star uncle Jesse Katsopolis on "Full House" or "Fuller House," or one of his many other memorable TV roles, John Stamos is usually the coolest guy in the room — reassuringly calm, collected, and quietly confident. This was not the case in 2007, when the actor appeared on the popular Australian A.M. talk show, "Mornings with Kerri-Anne." 

Acting loose and appearing disheveled, and yelling out the word "vodka!" at one point, Stamos explained that his difficult to ignore state was the result of jet lag suffered from the long flight to Australia from the U.S. It was the second morning in a row he felt logy, in fact, as he spent the previous day doing press. "I was like kind of half asleep, half awake," Stamos said, before adding, "[Daily Telegraph reporter] Geoffrey Downey took a shot at me in the papers today, at being tired." Stamos rhetorically asked host Kerri-Anne Kennerly why he would do that. His explanation: "Because he has a small penis." In addition to all that, Stamos forcibly snuggled the host while rambling about the death of Elvis Presley.

Was more than jet lag to blame for Stamos actions? Yes. "I'll be honest: When I went on that morning show, I was drunk," Stamos later told The Advocate in 2009. "Yes, I was on sleeping pills and I was jet-lagged, but I was also just plastered."

Drew Barrymore got tipsy on a talk show

Drew Barrymore made the talk show rounds in 2015 to promote the British release of "Miss You Already," a friendship dramedy co-starring Toni Collette. Barrymore explained during an appearance on "Alan Carr: Chatty Man" that both U.S. and U.K. talk shows offer guests a pre-show cocktail or alcoholic beverage, citing a "Tonight Show" beverage cart full of options "to loosen people up" before they went out on stage. Carr's Channel 4 show in the U.K., however, was a little different in that the guests were encouraged to snarf down a tipple (or two, or more) on camera, during taping. 

While Barrymore never drank prior to a "Tonight Show" interview, she did indulge in some white wine during her interview on "Chatty Man," and perhaps a bit too much at that. "Can I just say I have never left a talk show tipsy!" Barrymore said (via Toronto.com). "This is a first. I am not kidding, you are changing my view of what it is to be on a talk show."

Andy Cohen got high and forgot he had to go live

As a high-ranking Bravo executive and host of the network's flagship talk show, "Watch What Happens Live," Andy Cohen presides over a nightly parade of celebrities and reality show stars. It can get pretty raucous even without the introduction of alcohol, which is available via the "Watch What Happens Live" on-set bar. Cohen generally stays above the fray — he has to keep the show moving, and on time and on subject, after all. However, he told the "Allegedly" podcast (via Radar) in 2016 that while he's conducted a drunk interview on an episode of "Watch What Happens Live," he was once the subject of an interview after consuming THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. 

A big St. Louis Cardinals fan, Cohen was invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at one of the team's home games that May. Beforehand, he'd eaten a drugged lollipop. "I forgot that they were going to be pulling me into the broadcast booth," Cohen said. "I was appropriately high at the time. It was all so weird and surreal."

An inebriated Jessica Simpson appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

In May 2017, millennium-era pop sensation and reality TV star Jessica Simpson sat down for an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," her first appearance on the show in four years and the first in a long time in which she wasn't pregnant. Simpson explained to DeGeneres that there was no way of that happening, because she'd had an IUD birth control device implanted. However, she stumbled and slurred her way through that line, along with others, leading many viewers to speculate on Twitter that Simpson might not have been sober for the daytime talk show gig. 

"The woman can barely put together a coherent sentence," one viewer tweeted. "It's painful to watch her." Another said they were "embarrassed" for Simpson (via Page Six).

About three years later, Simpson released her memoir, "Open Book," in which she spoke openly and frankly of her struggles with addiction, according to People. "I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills," Simpson wrote. Lingering emotional pain over childhood abuse and work stress led her to use alcohol and drugs to cope, and her usage got out of hand. In a promotional interview with "Today," Simpson admitted that she'd indeed been drinking before she appeared on DeGeneres' show. "I can't even watch the interview," Simpson said. "It was a weak moment for me, and I wasn't in the right place."

Danny DeVito's drunken night out spilled over into The View

In late November 2006, veteran actor Danny DeVito appeared on "The View" for the first time, promoting his holiday movie, "Deck the Halls." He eventually got around to talking about the film with the morning show's expansive panel of hosts, because he was sidetracked on account of how he was visibly, palpably, and admittedly too drunk to stay on track. 

"Danny has been out partying all night," Joy Behar said, which DeVito confirmed, adding that he'd spent the evening drinking with George Clooney. "I knew it was the last seven limoncellos that was gonna get me," DeVito quipped. When asked by co-host Rosie O'Donnell if he'd been to sleep, DeVito replied, "I don't know." Then he imitated then-President George W. Bush as if he were one of the Three Stooges and told a story about how he and then-wife Rhea Perlman once visited the White House during the Bill Clinton administration and "utilized" every corner of the Lincoln Bedroom for their physical pleasure. "We made it our business to really wreck the joint," DeVito said.

A year and a half after this memorably drunken morning TV appearance, DeVito fully owned it, launching his own line of limoncello, the lemon liqueur responsible for his wild behavior.

Blame Sean Penn's quirky Colbert spot on the Ambien

Sean Penn is a devoted, two-time Academy Award-winning actor with a reputation as a very serious guy. He doesn't usually go in for the celebrity promotional circus games that fuel talk shows, so an interview with him is an unpredictable affair — and his appearance on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to promote his first novel, "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff," went viral for just that reason and more. 

Not only did Penn smoke throughout the 2018 interview (not seen on late night since the heyday of Johnny Carson decades ago), but he also admitted at the top of the segment that he was maybe not going to be very receptive or precise in his responses to Colbert's questions. "You've inherited a little of the Ambien I had to take to get to sleep after a red-eye last night," he said. What answers Penn did manage to the host's queries about his life, career, and projects were alternately short, rambling, or off-topic. 

Many viewers weighed in on Twitter with their concerns about Penn's appearance and mental state. "What's up with Sean Penn stoned & disheveled with very weird hair & smoking on Colbert?!" stated one representative tweet.

Mark Wahlberg was or was not drunk on The Graham Norton Show

"The Graham Norton Show" is already one of the wackiest talk shows around. Norton's infectious energy rubs off on his celebrity guests, who are prone to singing, kissing, dancing, and revealing embarrassing personal stories. Some of that openness and willingness to entertain at any cost may be a result of alcohol, which guests drink on stage. When big-time movie star and former rapper Mark Wahlberg appeared on "The Graham Norton Show" in 2013, he may have had one too many complimentary cocktails. 

While comedian Sarah Silverman told a funny and poignant story about her childhood bedwetting issues, Wahlberg nervously shifted in his seat, as if fearful Silverman would urinate, before moving over to sit in Norton's lap. He proceeded to whisper in the host's ear and then fiddle with his nipples. "That's wrong. Don't touch the man there," an uncomfortable Norton said. Wahlberg slurred a few sentences before sitting himself back down and interrupting Silverman's story again.

Norton later told Digital Spy that the speculation that Wahlberg had been drunk was spot on. "We've all done that thing where you suddenly realize, 'I'm by far the drunkest person at this dinner party' and you don't know how that happened," he said. "I don't judge him harshly at all." Wahlberg, however, claimed that the whole thing was a pre-planned comedy routine. "I tried to do a bit, and some people took it a little too seriously," he told Digital Spy.

Two shows, one night, one drunk Bill Murray

The last episodes of "The Late Show with David Letterman" in 2015 — the comedian's final broadcasts after 35 years on network television — was a star-studded affair, but producers didn't know until the last minute whether or not Bill Murray, one of Letterman's favorite and most frequent guests, would show up. 

According to The Wrap, Murray did show up before the taping with the idea to do a jokey ad read for a Slovenian vodka brand. During rehearsal with the show's writers, he insisted on practicing with real vodka. This meant that Murray was significantly intoxicated by the time he appeared on "The Late Show" that night, bursting (and stumbling) out of a cake to do his vodka commercial and then drink about a half a bottle with Letterman.

That booze was apparently still in Murray's system a few hours later when he showed up to chat on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell." On that set, Murray struggled with a chair, and he leaned over too far, falling to the ground. "I went down and hurt myself properly!" Murray jokingly slurred (via Stuff).

Willie Nelson smoked marijuana, and it blew Larry King's mind

Singer-songwriter Willie Nelson is famous for exactly three things: his lengthy battle with the IRS over unpaid taxes, delivering wonderful songs like "Crazy," "Always On My Mind," and "On the Road Again," and for being an unabashed, admitted enjoyer of marijuana since long before its recreation use was legal in many U.S. states. According to Rolling Stone, he first tried the drug in the mid-1950s, and in 1978, it replaced cigarettes and alcohol as the intoxicant of choice for "The Red Headed Stranger." As he said, "It saved my life, really."

In 2010, Nelson appeared as a guest on "Larry King Live," where the late host peppered him with questions about his marijuana use. Nelson affirmed that he had no problem smoking some pot before hitting the stage, but noted that he has built up "a huge tolerance for it that maybe everyone doesn't have." When King asked Nelson if he'd smoked marijuana that very day, before the interview, Nelson replied, "Yes, sure." Amazed and perplexed, King shout-asked, "You have pot in you right now?" Nelson confirmed that yes, he was stoned at present, and jokingly stuck out his arms, as if to be handcuffed, and uttered, "Arrest me."

Robin Thicke admitted he sat for many interviews under the influence

Firmly known as the most thoughtful and music industry-entrenched judge on Fox's wacky costumed talent show, "The Masked Singer," it's easy to forget that Robin Thicke used to be a pop superstar. In 2007, the ballad "Lost Without U" topped Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for 11 weeks, and in 2013, "Blurred Lines," his collaboration with Pharrell Williams and T.I., topped the Hot 100 chart for 12 weeks.

That song would lead to serious legal trouble for Thicke, as he was sued by the estate of Marvin Gaye, according to Rolling Stone, alleging that "Blurred Lines" lifted heavily from the singer's "Got to Give It Up." A court eventually ruled in favor of Gaye, initially ordering Thicke and company to pay out more than $7 million. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter published previously sealed testimony from the suit, in which Thicke revealed a lot about his public behavior and motivations. 

He admitted to telling Billboard a story about the creation of "Blurred Lines," in which he took credit for writing more of the song than he did, and also said that a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which he discussed his love for Marvin Gaye, was done under the influence of alcohol and the prescription painkiller "Norco," or hydrocodone, which Thicke likened to "two Vicodin in one pill." In fact, Thicke reckoned, "I didn't do a single interview [during a one-year span] without being high."

The cast of Cheers was wasted on The Tonight Show

"Cheers" was one of NBC's most successful sitcoms of all time, often the network's most-watched show (if not on all of broadcast TV) and winning outstanding comedy series at the Emmy Awards four times. The final episode aired in May 1993, and NBC understandably made it into an evening-long event, following the two-hour installment with an episode of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" broadcast live from Boston and featuring the entire cast of "Cheers." Perhaps because the actors were both mourning and celebrating the end of 11 years of making wonderful television, or perhaps because the episode was produced at the Bull and Finch, the Boston bar that inspired "Cheers," but whatever the reason, the large cast of "Cheers" got wasted.

They'd gathered to watch the final "Cheers" together, and by 11:30, when "The Tonight Show" went live, the actors "were so drunk they needed designated walkers," "Cheers" writer Ken Levine recalled for Vulture in 2013. "They giggled like schoolgirls over nothing, fired spitballs into each other's mouths." Meanwhile, Woody Harrelson and Kirstie Alley made sex jokes and sang a filthy song, respectively. 

A week later, Leno told the Boston Herald (via the Los Angeles Times) that the live show had been a bad idea. "Those people were so drunk," Leno said, adding that a bunch of scripted sketches with each cast member had to be cancelled. "You don't tell these people how to behave."

Joe Namath's cringeworthy come-on was a wakeup call

In 2003, Broadway Joe found himself in the spotlight not for his performance on the field but for an embarrassing sideline incident. ESPN reporter Suzy Kolber was interviewing former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath when he made an awkward pass at her. The retired NFL star was at the game to celebrate; fans had voted him one of the Jets' all-time greats. Unfortunately, he celebrated too hard and tried to keep the party going by telling Kolber, "I wanna kiss you." She'd just asked him to share his thoughts about how he felt about the lackluster performance of that season's team, but Namath said, "I couldn't care less about the team struggling." He did, however, go on to offer his opinion before telling Kolber he wanted to kiss her again.

While Namath fumbled the interview, Kolber kept her cool and said of his inappropriate admission, ”Thanks Joe, I'll take that as a huge compliment.” In the 2012 HBO documentary "Namath," Kolber revealed that she felt sorry for Namath (who later apologized over the phone with deep regret) afterward and tried to avoid talking about the incident to save him from further humiliation, per USA Today.

Namath admitted to being drunk at the time, and he credits having his behavior captured on film with inspiring him to get sober. "I had embarrassed my friends and family and could not escape that feeling. I haven't had a drink since," he wrote in his 2019 memoir "All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters."

Kevin Durant explained why smoking dope is dope

The year after the NBA's 2021 announcement that it would stop randomly testing players for marijuana, Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant appeared on David Letterman's Netflix talk show "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction" and discussed his fondness for the drug. Durant decried a broken legal system that sends people to prison for decades for selling cannabis, and he talked about how he was partnering with the tech company Weedmaps to find ways to improve the public's perception of the drug. He also explained why he uses it himself, saying, "To me, it clears the distractions out [of] your brain a little bit, settles you down." When Letterman asked Durant if he'd toked up before their interview, the NBA player made him laugh by responding, "I'm actually high right now."

While Durant was still perfectly capable of answering Letterman's questions with thoughtful responses, it sounds like the talk show host wouldn't have functioned so well if he'd shared a joint with Durant. Letterman recalled the time he attended a baseball game in the '70s or '80s when he was stoned, saying that he sat stone-still and marveled over the pitcher's mound. "I kept thinking, 'Wow, that guy's standing on a mound of dirt. Whoa. It's actually a mound of dirt,'" he said. Durant then became a stoner psychoanalyst and found a deeper meaning in Letterman's dirty thoughts. "That's interesting to you," he said. "That means you're really a curious person."

Michael B. Jordan's verbal jab at Jake Gyllenhaal

It's kind of amazing that reporters can get celebrities to agree to have drinks with them during interviews; there's always the chance that they'll get a little too much liquid courage and say something that's newsworthy for all the wrong reasons. But perhaps having an alcoholic beverage to sip on makes an interview feel less like an interrogation for the stars who give in to the temptation to have some booze while they blab.

After having a few tequila drinks during a 2015 GQ interview, Michael B. Jordan had some fighting words for actor Jake Gyllenhaal. At the time, the two actors were appearing in the respective boxing-themed movies "Creed" and "Southpaw." Said Jordan, "Physically ... f*** Jake, f*** Gyllenhaal, f*** all that s*** ... we want to come for him, look better than him ... you know, I'm competitive, so in my head it was, I'ma work harder than all of them. F*** that." Jordan confessed to being inebriated after this diatribe.

Later, Jordan apparently couldn't remember everything he'd said about his film "Fantastic Four" over dinner and drinks with the GQ reporter. He had to call and be assured that he didn't trash the movie, but it seemed destined to bomb at the box office regardless of his remarks. (For the record, he just expressed annoyance at the negative chatter about the movie and suggested that the final product didn't resemble the original script.)

Noel Gallagher's alcohol-fueled insults

Over the years, Oasis member Noel Gallagher has garnered a reputation as a curmudgeon who isn't afraid to speak his mind. His fellow musicians are often targets of his tongue-lashings, and it appears that alcohol doesn't make him more affable.

In a 2008 appearance on "The Chris Moyles Show," Gallagher admitted that he'd been up all night drinking at a London club after performing for a small group of fans. He got just two hours of shut-eye before being interviewed and told Chris Moyles, "I'm still drunk!" Gallagher recounted how he witnessed a friend of his fight with a ticket scalper during his raucous night, but soon the conversation turned to the British singer's opinions on various celebrities. Of comedian Russell Brand's scent, he said, "You know when you mix garlic with coffee and alcohol? ... I'm just saying, when you get close to him, he could do with a bit of Sure for Men." When the topic of "Big Brother" star Jade Goody's perfume came up, Gallagher opined, "It smells like stale urine, and that's not the perfume." Proving that he's capable of poking fun at himself, too, he joked that he would name his celebrity cologne "Eau de Toe Rag, for the working-class gentleman."

Gallagher had an especially harsh insult for late singer Amy Winehouse, calling her "a destitute horse," and he eviscerated her collaborator, Mark Ronson, as well. "He wants to write his own tunes instead of ruining everybody else's," he scoffed.

Drake crashed Jack Harlow's Churchill Downs interview

If you pen a tune titled "Churchill Downs," attending the Kentucky Derby is a must, but you might want to keep tabs on how many of those mint juleps your guests drink. When Kentucky native Jack Harlow showed up to watch the first leg of the Triple Crown in person, he brought an underground king with him. We won't say that Harlow's "Churchill Downs" collaborator was on his worst behavior, but Drake did crash his interview with NBC.

Drake was hovering around in the background and taking in the view from one of the thoroughbred horse racecourse's VIP areas when Harlow told NBC correspondent Rutledge Wood, "There's a guy next to you." Wood couldn't contain his excitement about Drizzy being in the hizzy, but Drake said, "I just wanted to hear the conversation; I'm not here to really speak." Speak he did, though. After sharing his thoughts about the Louisville crowd's treatment of Harlow, he declared, "And we're drunk." He then quickly corrected himself by saying that he was the only one who was drunk.

Once Drake started talking, he was a Rollie, not a stopwatch. He noticed someone behind the camera motioning for Wood to wrap the interview up and said, "What are you gonna cut to? What are you gonna cut to? ... A shot of poorly manicured grass or something?" During the interview, Drake revealed that he and Harlow both wagered on Happy Jack, who finished 14th in the race.

Anna Kendrick drank and discussed her appearance

Apparently, "Pitch Perfect" star Anna Kendrick tasted too many of her own creations when Marie Claire treated her to a bartending class in 2014. "Marie Claire got me drunk for my interview #true #DidntFightIt," she tweeted. The year prior, Kendrick had spoken to Vulture about getting accidentally drunk while shooting the movie "Drinking Buddies," saying that she didn't realize that the beer she was chugging for one scene was the real deal. From the sounds of it, Kendrick can get wild when she gets in her cups. "I was horrified by the idea that I was going to be the next troublesome star who got drunk and started flipping over tables or whatever," she recalled. Perhaps this comment explains why a Marie Claire reporter was eager to get her tipsy.

But Kendrick didn't turn into Teresa Giudice or make any crazy confessions while buzzed. Instead, she lamented that she lacks upper-body strength; she might have to work on her "Ol' McSpaghetti arms" if she ever wants a shot at playing a superhero. She also revealed that she sees some of the snarky comments about her appearance on social media. "The most common thing that I get is, 'Am I the only one who doesn't think that Anna Kendrick is pretty?'" she said. "And you're like, 'No, you're not the only one. Arguably, all of the boys in my high school agree with you.'" We never expected inebriated Anna to make us feel so sad.

Chris O'Dowd's tipsy tale about his dog

When "The IT Crowd" actor Chris O'Dowd appeared on the British talk show "The Last Leg" in 2018, he had his fellow panelists, host Adam Hills, and the studio audience in hysterics with his drunken rambling. It became clear that he was a bit inebriated when he slurred his way through a speech about the dangers that Russian trolls pose. "The first wave of the apocalypse is this Russian troll horses***," he said. "But right after that, they become legitimized and become just like normal public relations people working in Soho." However, he suggested that everyone will be able to identify the trolls by their hats.

Later on, O'Dowd was snacking on green grapes when he outed his dog as a critic of Banksy's graffiti art, saying that his pet made his own additions to one of the artist's canine-themed pieces located near his home. "What my dog was attracted to was the image of the dog, and so he would piss against a Banksy print every day," said the comedian, "and to me, I thought that was art."

On Twitter, O'Dowd shared that he felt "a little embarrassed" by his sloshed state on the show, and he also revealed that he didn't have as much to drink as viewers might have assumed. "Didn't feel like [I] drank a bunch, but I went to the studio from the gym and skipped dinner," he wrote. "Unwise, in retrospect."

Hope Solo partied all night before a Today interview

According to goalkeeper Hope Solo, the U.S. women's soccer team had only one goal after the closing ceremonies at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing: to celebrate their gold medal win by partying like the rock stars they were. "I probably shouldn't tell you this, but we met a bunch of celebrities. Vince Vaughn partied with us. Steve Byrne, the comedian," she told ESPN The Magazine. She and her teammates later distracted some Olympic village security guards so that they could bring a few of their fellow revelers inside with them, which was a big no-no. "I may have snuck a celebrity back to my room without anybody knowing, and snuck him back out," she admitted.

Everyone was having such a good time that they weren't at all concerned about the next day's itinerary. "We got out of our nice dresses, got back into our stadium coats and, at 7 a.m. with no sleep, went on the 'Today' show drunk," Solo recalled. However, Y! Sports reports that the only real indication that something was possibly amiss during the interview was when Solo referred to the Olympic Games as the "World Cup," an error she immediately caught.

Solo's confession was a big deal at the time; NBC News even suggested that it could distract her and her teammates from their goal of scoring another gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. But they ended up getting another reason to party all night.

Chuck Liddell's sleepy slurring

When UFC champ Chuck Liddell appeared on the show "Good Morning Texas" in 2007, he mumbled and slurred his words so badly that much of what he said was incoherent. At one point, his interviewer became concerned and asked him if he was okay, and Liddell assured him that he was.

Liddell perked up and enunciated his words somewhat better when the topic turned to the movie "300," which he was there to promote. He said of the Spartan soldiers depicted in the film, "I think at all times they thought they could win, but they were also willing to give up their life to win what they thought they should win." (It actually makes sense if you really think about it.) Liddell's responses went back to being mostly unintelligible, and the patient interviewer ended their chat by telling him, "Alright, Chuck. Hang in there." Liddell replied, "I'm working on it."

Fast forward to 2021, and Liddell was proving that he actually does possess the gift of gab by hosting his own podcast, "Icebreakers." One of his guests was UFC President Dana White, who tried to blame Liddell's Marlon Brando impersonation on the fighter partying too hard. But Liddell corrected him by explaining, "I hadn't gone out 'cause I was sick from going out. I took Ambien. My buddy gave me Ambien. ... I don't know how they woke me up. ... They didn't wake me up mentally, but they got me to that show somehow."

Madonna blamed her potty mouth on pot

Here are the top 10 reasons why Madonna is a dangerous talk show guest. No. 1: She might drop the F-bomb over a dozen times. No. 2: She'll give you her underwear and beg you to sniff them. No. 3: The phallic appearance of one of your mics might distract her. No. 4. She could suggest that you're obsessed with her. No. 5. She might ask you if you're wearing a toupee. No. 6. She'll accuse you of being a celebrity sycophant. No. 7. You'll learn that you get on the Material Girl's nerves occasionally. No. 8: Her potty mouth might offend some of your elderly audience members. No. 9: She'll complain about you drooling on her cigar. And No. 10: She'll tell you your top 10 list bit is unfunny after sitting on the list. All of this happened when Madonna appeared on "The Late Show" in 1994. Oh, and she also said to host David Letterman out of the blue, "Did you know that it's good if you pee in the shower?" According to the singer, it prevents foot fungus.

Madonna had the jokes, too. "There's definitely something wrong with me: I'm sitting here," she quipped. Years later, she explained her bad behavior during another appearance on "The Late Show." "It wasn't because I was excited about you," she told Letterman, per Vulture. "I think it may have had something to do with the joint I smoked before I came on." 

Miley Cyrus blamed being stoned for an accessory choice

Miley Cyrus' love of Mary Jane was no secret when she appeared on "The Tonight Show" in 2017, but what was news to her fans was that she'd decided to stop smoking weed. Cyrus explained to host Jimmy Fallon that she wanted to be clearheaded while chatting about the album she was promoting at the time, "Younger Now." "I've always been very stoned on your shows," she informed Fallon. The singer said it's why she put on a pair of bunny ears with an attached lace face veil in the middle of a 2015 appearance on "The Tonight Show."

At the time, Cyrus told Fallon, "I am a freakin' bunny that is doing an interview. So, there. And my skirt is yellow, and so is my top." They were playing a game that called for them to try to one-up each other, and this was Cyrus' attempt at topping Fallon's declaration that he had won the title of sexiest man alive. She gave it another go by telling the talk show host, "I will always be better than you, always, always, always, and forever. Because I'm a girl. And 'cause I got boobs. Boobs win." After the game was over, she stuck her tongue out at the camera, natch. 

A year after Cyrus told Fallon she had stopped getting stoned, she told The Sun that some parental peer pressure from her mom, Tish Cyrus, had her toking up again. However, the singer-actor has since continued to speak openly about her journey toward sobriety.

Elle King got baked by eating baked goods

Singer Elle King treated viewers to a performance that was arguably funnier than any of her father Rob Schneider's stand-up routines at the 2017 Grammy Awards. After the show, she shared a video clip on Instagram of one of her red-carpet interviews. In it, a CBS correspondent asked her, "Why is it so much easier to get your heart broken when you're a boy?" King seemed to have her wits about her when she delivered the witty response, "Because guys have never had a period." One fan's comment about the video read, "No truer words have ever been spoken ... LMAO!"

However, in the caption of another Instagram post, the "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)" singer made a confession about her state of mind during that interview. "Note to self, don't eat a bunch of pot muffins before the Grammys red carpet. #AccidentallyHighAF," King wrote. This might explain why she was invited to judge an episode of the Netflix series "Cooked with Cannabis" in 2020.

King also admitted that she actually couldn't recall what the reporter had asked her when she came up with her apt response about why all isn't fair in love and war. As for why she looked like she zoned out for a moment, she explained that she had spotted "something shiny."

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