Ellen DeGeneres slammed after driving under the influence of ‘weed drinks’

US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been branded “outrageous” on social media after she admitted driving after drinking “weed drinks” and taking sleeping pills.

Social media users came out in force to slam Ellen for her behaviour after the 63-year-old revealed she drove her wife Portia de Rossi to hospital last month after taking the concoction.

Ellen confessed all on the Jimmy Kimmel show – and was soon lambasted by bewildered Twitter users, angry with her actions.

"Outrageous!” slammed one perplexed fan. “You drink the weed can x3 then drive your wife to ER. Shame on you. You could have killed someone!"

Another agreed and penned: "Ellen DeGeneres had 'weed drinks' before rushing Portia de Rossi to ER, shouldn’t she be arrested for DUI?"

Ellen admitted live on air that what she had done was “probably not safe” after she consumed the beverage and pills.

But the star admitted that her wife Portia was in agony on the bathroom floor – and it later turned out that she had been struggling with appendicitis.

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However, despite having guzzled the "weed" drinks and taken melatonin sleeping pills, Ellen decided the risk was worth taking with her wife in excruciating pain.

That, though, didn’t go down well with social media critics, who were quick to stick the knife in.

“Talk show host admits to driving under the influence of drugs. Should get her show banned,” offered one incensed fan.

“WTF… she’s beyond rich and could’ve have gotten someone else to drive. Driving high is the same as driving drunk,” criticised one Twitter user.

They added: “She could’ve killed someone. I’m so sick of her entitled a**. I’ve lost someone to a drunk driver… this sickens me.”

“It’s not the weed,” stressed one critic, “it was her decision making… call 911! Or Uber or a f***ing limo it’s not like you’re hurting for [money]. Stupid people making stupid choices give marijuana a bad name.”

“I lose all respect for people who do this careless c**p. Getting behind the wheel knowing they're compromised,” rapped another.

Ellen had been talking to fellow US chat show host Jimmy as part of a marijuana-themed episode.

And the Hollywood A-lister revealed: “Chelsea Handler told me about these weed drinks, they’re called Cann, and they have CBD or [THC] — I don’t know what the good thing is.

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"I drank one, and I didn’t feel anything, so I drank three, and then I took two melatonin sleep pills.

"And I’m laying in bed, and I realise [Portia’s] not in bed. She’s moaning.

"I get out of bed, and she’s on the ground on all fours, and I said, ‘You’re not OK.’ She goes, ‘I’m OK.’ I said, ‘No, unless you’re playing Twister by yourself, you’re not OK.’ So I rushed her to the emergency room."

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