March 25th, 2011
03:44 PM ET
Winning an Academy Award was definitely a high for Whoopi Goldberg, who has admitted that she was on a little something when she accepted her 1991 Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
In a clip from a 1992 recording session obtained by TMZ, Goldberg revealed that she had some pot prior to the Oscars ceremony because she needed to calm her nerves.
"Smoking cigarettes and pot every now and then are my habits. And so I thought, I've got to relax. So I smoked this wonderful joint that was the last of my home grown," she says in the video.
In fact, Goldberg was so high that she was worried about making it to the podium when presenter Denzel Washington announced that she had won an Oscar for "Ghost."
"When he said my name and I popped up, I thought, Oh f-! ...OK, up the stairs ... around to the podium … there's millions of people, pick up the statue, get the statue," she says in the clip.
Goldberg's mother later called and asked if she had smoked prior to the event. "Your eyes were just glistening," she told her daughter.
The "View" co-host re-watched her acceptance speech and says, "You couldn't tell. She just panicked me." Still, she admits in the video, "I learned a great lesson. Never smoke pot before there's the possibility of having to talk to a hundred million people."
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