Will Smith: “My whole life is being destroyed”

Even before his devastating freak out at this year’s Oscars, where he was the moderator Chris Rock because of a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith missed a slap, spoke Will Smith in an interview about hallucinating about losing his career and money while high on the hallucinogenic potion ayahuasca.

Will Smith saw his career in shambles while intoxicated

In an interview with David Letterman Smith revealed on the Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction that while he was tripping on drugs, he had visions of losing his career and fortune.

“I’ve decided it’s something I want to try,” said the actor, who previously researched ayahuasca.

The high felt like a second reality was being created. “It doesn’t superimpose that reality. They’re completely separate,” the actor said of his experience with the hallucinogenic substance, originally used by South American natives of the Amazon Basin as part of spiritual, mind-expanding rituals.