Will Smith Details “Pain” in David Letterman Netflix Interview
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Actor Will Smith listens to testimony at the "The Next Ten Years In The Fight Against Human Trafficking: Attacking The Problem With The Right Tools" Committee Hearing at the Hart Senate Office Building on July 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)

Will Smith told David Letterman months before hitting Chris Rock at the 94th Oscars that he feared for his career. The chat was taped two months before the tragedy.

On Letterman’s new Netflix show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” the “King Richard” star said he experimented with the South American hallucinogenic herb ayahuasca for two years.

The herbal drink had him hallucinating, as he “saw” his “money, house, and career fly away,” Smith told Letterman. Will continues telling Letterman that he couldn’t hear Willow calling out to him, which was the only thing he focused on.

Elsewhere in the interview Smith detailed seeing his mother physically abused by his father. “And that just left a traumatic impression of myself as a coward,” said Smith. The actor said he began using comedy as a “defense mechanism,” ironically Smith hit a comedian, which banned him from future Oscar events for ten years.

Have you ever tried a hallucinogenic drug? What was your experience?