Neighbours star reveals he got 'high on set' in 'disaster' moment

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Neighbours star Jason Donovan has revealed he was once stoned while filming an episode of the show.

Jason, who starred as Scott Robinson on the show, shared the story of how he and co-star David Clencie secretly smoked marijuana around the back of Lassiters, the fictional hotel in the show.

Neighbours star Jason Donovan has revealed he was once stoned while filming an episode of the show, revealing it was a 'disaster'. Photo: Impressions/Getty Images
Neighbours star Jason Donovan has revealed he was once stoned while filming an episode of the show, revealing it was a 'disaster'. Photo: Impressions/Getty Images

However, Jason was caught out when he was suddenly asked to appear in a scene.

"One afternoon, when I had finished all my scenes for the day, David asked me whether I wanted to share a joint with him," the 52-year-old told The Sun.

"I’d never smoked at work before but this was all too tempting."

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"We were sitting on the ground, smoking, laughing and getting progressively more stoned, when I suddenly heard my name called. I was wanted on set! There had been a change to the schedule.

"Having stubbed out my doobie, cleaned my teeth in the make-up room, put eye drops into my eyes and dusted myself down, I went back onto set."

When Jason met his now-wife Angela Malloch, she gave him an ultimatum when she fell pregnant with their first baby in 2000 and he quickly decided to stop using drugs. Photo: Getty
When Jason met his now-wife Angela Malloch, she gave him an ultimatum when she fell pregnant with their first baby in 2000 and he quickly decided to stop using drugs. Photo: Getty

He said that he tried acting normally but it ended up being "an absolute disaster".

"My head was a complete fog, my mouth was dry, my eyes were so pinned they looked like p***holes in the snow, I couldn’t remember any of my lines and I kept banging into people."

In his memoir, Jason spoke about the incident and said, "After that I made a decision - never mix drugs with work again."

The star has openly spoken about his addiction in the past, revealing he turned to cocaine in order to rebel against the clean-cut image had while in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in 1992.

However, when Jason met his now-wife Angela Malloch, she gave him an ultimatum when she fell pregnant with their first baby in 2000 and he quickly decided to stop using drugs.

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