The talk show host opened up to fellow talk show host Jimmy Kimmel on the 4/20 episode of his show, revealing that she’s not personally one for cannabis but that she has tried “weed drinks” before.
Ellen said comedian Chelsea Handler told her about the drinks, explaining: “They have CBD or TH… I don’t know what the good thing is, but it has something.”
She continued: “I drank one and I didn’t feel anything, so I drank three. Then, I took two melatonin sleep pills.”
Earlier that evening, Portia hadn’t been feeling well and went to bed early. Upon getting into bed after her three drinks, Ellen said she noticed her wife wasn’t there.
“I realise she’s not in bed. I said, ‘Are you OK? Baby, are you OK?’” Ellen recalled.
“She’s moaning. I get out of bed and she’s on the ground on all fours. I said, ‘You’re not OK.’ She goes, ‘I’m OK.’ I said, ‘No, unless you’re playing Twister by yourself, you’re not OK.’ So I rushed her to the emergency room.”
The host then questioned whether Ellen was up to driving, given her state, but she insisted she was because her adrenaline had kicked in.
“I had to rush her there. So, it’s probably not safe. I shouldn’t be saying any of this,” she said, prompting a laugh from Jimmy.
Portia ultimately needed her appendix removed and was OK afterward. Ellen did share that the Arrested Development star was “begging for more pain pills because she was still in pain and the nurse was not giving them to her.”
“So, she starts offering up tickets to my show. She’s like bargaining … ‘What about the Christmas 12 Days show?’” she recalled.
You can watch the entire hilarious segment below.