Days of Our Lives star James Scott has apparently quit the daytime show after smoking hallucinogenic drugs and having an epiphany of sorts ... seriously.
The popular, British leading man/villain on the soap opera for eight years went to Peru this spring, chilling with shamans and experimenting with substances.
He revealed this in an interview in which he called obsessed soap fans “fucking idiots” and revealed that, well, he won't be catering to them any longer.
James Scott says of his life-altering experience:
“I just got back from Peru. I spent six days in the jungles of Peru doing Ayahuasca with the shaman. It was the single most positive experience of my life."
"Ayahuasca is this hallucinogenic. I sat in a tent, in a hut, in the jungle, on the amazons with three shaman blowing tobacco smoke into my crown."
"Realigning my chakras and my energy, while I hallucinated for four to six hours ... I mean, this is all hard to explain. It’s very spiritual and very interesting."
"This is a medicine that the people of South America have been using for years to have a relationship with a higher consciousness."
"It sounds wacky when you say it, but it was truly the most important thing I have ever done. I came back a very different person.”
The Today show recently did a piece on LSD-like medicine (it’s legal in Brazil) after Lindsay Lohan talked about drinking Ayahuasca tea after a miscarriage.
Rock star Sting wrote about trying Ayahuasca on a trip to Brazil, saying it "brought me close to something, something fearful and profound and deadly serious.”
For James Scott, it just brought him out of the soap opera bubble, evidently. After going through that, he just can't go through with the daytime drama any longer.
At least until that spiritual buzz wears of.
Maybe he should've stuck with pot?