Charles Barkley Got Contact High From Nirvana When He Hosted SNL

March 27, 2017
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Back in 1993, former NBA player Charles Barkley hosted Saturday Night Live with Nirvana as the musical guest. Based on the outtakes from them rehearsing their TV spots, they were like peas in a pod.



While appearing on "The Dan Patrick Show", Barkley recalled a moment during his time hosting SNL with Nirvana where he would receive a contact high from the band, based on the amount of marijuana they were smoking. "Every time those guys from Nirvana opened their [dressing room] door, I got a contact high!" said Barkley. "It was like one of those big mushroom clouds came. Like, I was scared to go to the airport!"