US comedian Pete Davidson has revealed he was high on ketamine while attending Aretha Franklin’s funeral.

The revelation was part of Davidson’s new Netflix special called Turbo – where he talks candidly about several things, including his drug addiction.

He discussed his use of ketamine, a dissociative anaesthetic used by doctors and vets.

It can cause some to feel like they’re having an “out of body” experience. In New Zealand, it’s classified as a Class C controlled drug.

Referencing the drug, Davidson said he was on it for around two to three years, saying: “What a time.”

“It’s embarrassing when you’re not on ketamine anymore, though… I’m embarrassed,” The Independent quotes him as saying.

He goes on to talk about attending funerals on the drug, including that of soul legend Aretha Franklin.

He was attending the funeral with then-fiancé Ariana Grande.

“I was out and about like that. That’s not cool, you know? I was at funerals like that. That’s f***ed up, right? I was at Aretha Franklin’s funeral like that,” Davidson said.

In the special, the former Saturday Night Live star expressed regret at being high while at the funeral.

“Yeah, I have to live with that. You know what I mean? She’ll never know, but still, that’s not the point. You know what I mean?”

He also revealed that he tried to make an ill-timed joke to Franklin’s grieving family.

“If she was there, she would probably be like, ‘Hey, who are you? And what the f*** are you doing at my funeral?’ It’s embarrassing.

“I’m so high, I thought it would be a good idea to go up to her family and go, ‘Hey, I’m just here to pay my R-E-S-P-E-C-T-S’.”

In the past, Davidson has discussed his use of the drug to treat his depression.

Ketamine slows users’ brain and bodily functions, the New Zealand Drug Foundation says.

Whilst it can make the user feel “relaxed’ and “euphoric”, it can also cause them to be groggy, confused, and numb.

The NZ Drug Foundation encourages anyone who uses ketamine to have it checked at a drug testing clinic as a novel substance called fluorexetamine is being sold as ketamine.

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