‘It was a disaster’: Jason Donovan reveals he once got STONED before filming scenes as wholesome Scott Robinson in Neighbours
Jason Donovan has revealed he once got stoned on the set of Neighbours while filming an episode.
The Australian star, 52, wrote about smoking a joint during a filming break when he played wholesome boy-next-door Scott Robinson in the popular soap.
Writing in his book My Story Uncut, he said he had smoked with co-star David Clencie and was getting ‘progressively more stoned’ when he was called back on set.
‘It was a disaster’: Jason Donovan, 52, revealed he once got stoned on the set of Neighbours while filming an episode the hit soap
The Sun reported he said: ‘We were sitting on the ground, smoking, laughing and getting progressively more stoned, when I suddenly heard my name called. I was wanted on set! There had been a change to the schedule!’
The Dancing on Ice star called the stunt a ‘disaster’ and said after that he never smoke during filming again.
He said: ‘I tried to act as normally as possible, but it was an absolute disaster.
‘My head was a complete fog, my mouth was dry, my eyes were so pinned they looked like p***-holes in the snow, I couldn’t remember any of my lines and I kept banging into people.
Stoned on set: The Australian star wrote about smoking a joint during a filming break when he played Scott Robinson in the popular soap (pictured)
‘After that I made a decision – never ever mix drugs with work again.’
The actor is currently competing on Dancing on Ice, and revealed on Wednesday he was worried an injury would stop him being able to compete in the entire series.
As a result, he insisted he won’t be putting himself – or his pro partner Alexandra Schauman – into danger by attempting any tricky moves on the rink.
Jason recently spoke about how his long-term wife Angela Malloch ‘saved’ him from cocaine addiction.
Ice skating star: Jason admitted he fears injuring himself during his stint on Dancing On Ice (pictured with pro partner Alexandra Schauman on Sunday’s live debut)
He decided to clean up his act when Angela became pregnant with their first child Jemma.
The smitten couple tied the knot in 2008 and share three children together – Jemma, 20, Zac, 19, and Molly, nine.
In September 2019, the actor revealed that his past drug use was driven by a mistaken desire to be cool.
Jason explained that he had tried to rebel against what he perceived as his clean-cut image by indulging in cocaine in the 80s and 90s.
‘She saved me’: Jason revealed that he wouldn’t ‘still be standing’ today without his wife Angela Malloch, who saved him from cocaine addiction (pictured in April 2018)
The singer said the sight of himself in a loin-cloth for the family-friendly Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1991 made him concerned about his own identity being eroded by the uncool.
He said that his motivation to be cool was an error, and he has appreciated his work with maturity and experience.
Jason, who rose to fame after first appearing on Neighbours in 1986, and then launching a music career, was at one point getting through several grams of cocaine a day.
Drugs: Jason, who rose to fame after first appearing on Neighbours in 1986 (pictured with Kylie Minogue on the show), was at one point getting through several grams of cocaine a day