Chelsea Handler Gives Hallucinogenic Drink Ayahuasca a Try For Her Netflix Docuseries

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Chelsea Handler gave the hallucinogenic drink Ayahuasca a try for her upcoming Netflix docuseries Chelsea Does.

Handler said she tried the controversial beverage as an educational demonstration for her docuseries which will premiere Saturday on Netflix.

“It’s supposed to be like this spiritually awakening drug, transformative, transcendent in certain ways,” she told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show earlier this week. “I want to show people what happens when you get f--ked up.”

Ayahuasca is a controversial beverage that is considered a spiritual medicine among the indigenous people of Peru.

In a clip from the series, Handler, 40, travels to Peru to try the drink, which is said to give users an out-of-body experience. After sipping meekly on the tea, she promptly throws up into a bucket on-camera.

“We went down to Peru and we did it,” she told Fallon. “You vomit out of your mouth and out of … And Netflix paid for it, thank you guys.”

Chandler told Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday that she did experience visions during her experiment.

“I had all these beautiful imageries of my childhood and me and my sister laughing on a kayak, and all these beautiful things with me and my sister,” she said. “So [my experience] was very much about opening my mind to loving my sister, and not being so hard on her.”

According to Us Weekly, Handler will also discuss topics like racism, marriage and Silicon Valley on the series.

Chelsea Handler left her late night talk show, Chelsea Lately, in 2014. She is also set to host a new talk show set to premiere in May on Netflix.

Pam Wright