Ellen DeGeneres admits she had 'weed drinks & melatonin sleep pills' before driving wife Portia de Rossi to the hospital

ELLEN DeGeneres admitted she had "weed drinks and melatonin sleep pills" before driving her wife, Portia de Rossi, to the hospital.

About a month ago, Ellen rushed Portia to the hospital for emergency appendicitis surgery.

In last night's interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen admitted that the ride to the hospital could have been potentially life-threatening as she was under the influence.

The 63-year-old told him that she didn't participate in 420, the unofficial day to partake in weed smoking.

"I don't partake in the weed, the pot," she admitted.

"I hate pot, I really hate the way it feels but people have tried to push gummies on me and as a matter of fact, my assistant Craig gave me a gummy because I had a hard time sleeping and he said to try it and I said 'I don't want it.' And he said 'It's nothing like that' and I thought I was going to die.

"I was so freaked out and since then, people have told me that I haven't tried the right gummy. Everyone has this thing that if you try this, it's unlike the others. So I don't like any of that."

Later on, when Jimmy asked how Portia was doing well, Ellen said: "I had started – Chelsea Handler had told me about these drinks and they have CBD or THC, I don't know what the thing is but it's the thing that's supposedly going to be different.

"I drank one and I didn't feel anything and then I drank three, and I also took two melatonin sleep pills and I'm laying in bed and I realize she's not in bed."

She proceeded to explain that Portia had been complaining of pain while on the ground "on all fours."

"I rushed her to the emergency room. My adrenaline kicked in so I just rushed her there. I probably shouldn't be saying any of this," she laughed off.

Back in March, Portia, who has been married to the talk show host since 2008, began suffering from serious pain and was quickly rushed in for medical treatment, a source told People. 

The insider went on: “It was appendicitis and she had surgery.”

A rep for the pair has now said that the Ally McBeal star is home and "doing well" while being cared for by her wife. 

The source added,"it was a scare at first, but all good now."

Appendicitis, while a common condition, can cause excruciating pain and can be fatal if not treated quickly.

Problems occur when the lining of the appendix is blocked and becomes inflamed.


It was recently revealed ratings for Ellen's show have slipped after she was accused of being "mean."

The longtime host received backlash in 2020 after numerous former employees called out her program for allowing a "toxic" work environment.

Ellen's "be kind" persona was questioned last summer after claims hit that the TV personality's show tolerated everything from bullying to racism to sexual harassment.

Warner Bros. investigated the allegations with many high up employees either forced to leave, or in some cases, even fired – three top producers were given the boot.

Ellen, who dealt with Covid in December 2020, gave a teary-eyed apology to her staff, and again mentioned the allegations on the season premiere of her program.

However, two former staff members exclusively told The Sun that workers believe Ellen’s "apology and denial that she knew anything was going on" regarding the alleged behind-the-scenes misconduct is “complete bull.”

The insiders said at the time: “For over a decade Ellen has treated her staff poorly, which is ironic because of her on-camera persona.

“She is literally like two different people. One is awful, power-hungry and constantly yells at everyone for any little that goes wrong with the production of the show.

“The other character that Ellen plays is what the world sees – a hilarious, kind and giving woman who is a fearless advocate for the LGBTQ community.”

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