Jada Pinkett Smith spoke candidly about her addiction to ecstasy and the scary wake-up call she got onset of the Nutty Professor.

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“I had one incident on ‘Nutty Professor.’ I passed out. I went to work high, and it was a bad batch of ecstasy. And I passed out,” the actress shared on a recent episode of Red Table Talk.

Jada added, “I told everybody that I must have had old medication in a vitamin bottle.”


She said that moment was a turning point for her and she quit “cold turkey” the following day.

The RTT host also opened up about her alcohol use. “I wasn’t the type of person who was drinking every day, I was like a weekend party girl. Thursday to Monday morning, I would go.”

Willow Smith shared that she still plans to smoke marijuana despite her mother’s personal experience, to which Jada Pinkett Smith responded, “That’s why you have to trust the eyes around you. Because you won’t know. And that was the thing with me. Don’t think that people didn’t try to tap me on my shoulder.”

She reflected on her life after quickly referencing a time she was throwing up all over Debbie Allen’s house. “I think back on my life, like, I am a walking miracle, no doubt about that.”