EMS Releases Frantic Demi Moore 911 Call

By Will Godfrey 01/27/12

The panicked woman who phoned 911 after Demi Moore's seizure said the star had smoked a substance that was "not marijuana" but "similar to "incense."

Moore apparently smoked "incense." Photo via

The 911 call that preceded Demi Moore's Monday night hospitalization has been released [below], seemingly confirming that substance abuse was the cause. A panicky, shaking female voice informs the operator, "She smoked...something...It's not marijuana but it's similar to incense." Amid confusion over Moore's age (49), which frustrates the operator, the unidentified caller says the star "seems to be having convulsions of some sort," later describing her as "semi conscious" and "burning up," with breathing that's "not so normal." The description given of the drug will invite speculation that it could have been a synthetic marijuana substitute such as "K2" or "spice," which are often sold as "incense." The claim of Demi Moore's publicist that mere "exhaustion" was to blame for her client's ambulance ride now looks far-fetched.

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