Jessica Simpson — who recently revealed she has struggled with addiction issues — is opening up about one of the moments in which she hit rock bottom on national television.
“I can’t even watch the interview,” she told “Today” of her May 2017 appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “It was a weak moment for me and I wasn’t in the right place. I had started a spiral and I couldn’t catch up with myself … and that was with alcohol.”
On the talk show, the 39-year-old singer made comments like, “We have an IUD. Nothing’s gonna get in that uterus,” when asked if she was pregnant.
She also said, “I don’t think I’ve ever had a 7-year relationship … other than with a woman.”
The remarks left viewers confused, who commented on social media, “The woman can barely put together a coherent sentence” and “I was embarrassed 4 her. Painful 2 watch. She had 2 b high or drunk.”
Simpson, who shares three children with husband Eric Johnson, has written a memoir called “Open Book,” in which she talks for the first time about her struggles with alcoholism and history of abuse.
“I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills,” she wrote in an advance excerpt shared with People. “Quitting was the easy part. I was mad at that bottle. At how it allowed me to stay complacent and numb.”
Page Six has reached out to DeGeneres for comment.
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