'I can't watch it.
She then went on to apparently forget how long she had been married to husband Eric Johnson and claim she had already recorded 38 -or 37 or possibly 39- songs for a new album.
Her antics caused Ellen at several points during the interview to stare at the camera in astonishment.
'I had started a spiral and I couldn't catch up with myself, ' she told Kotb during Wednesday's interview. 'And that was with alcohol'.
Jessica Simpson is opening up about her private struggle with alcohol in a candid new interview.
Jessica Simpson says that in the throes of her addiction, she "completely didn't recognise" herself.
"I would say it openly to everyone". 'I know. I know, I'll stop soon. "When I finally said I needed help, it was like I was that little girl that found her calling again in life", she said.
Jessica continued, "I was a preacher's daughter". "It was always filled to the rim with alcohol". "It was always filled to the rim with alcohol", she adds.
"I was just dazed and confused and I just wanted to go to sleep", Simpson told Kotb about the memory. "It was time. I had to give it up and I was ready", she admits, explaining that, at the time, she vowed to never "miss another day". I'm not going to miss another Halloween. She still doesn't remember who dressed them.
"I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills", she writes, noting she quit drinking in 2017 and that she was relieved to give up something that "allowed (her) to stay complacent and numb".
Simpson - who married former National Football League star Eric Johnson in 2014 - recounts one particularly disturbing incident from October of 2017.
The "With You" singer admitted hiding in her room to avoid being seen by her children, purposely taking an Ambien to fall asleep. Ultimately, Jessica told her parents and they reacted "the best that they could". She started drinking early that morning - prior to attending her daughter Maxwell's 7:30 a.m. school event - and later that day she was too drunk to get her kids, also including son Ace, into costume for the party they were hosting. In her book, she recalls hitting "rock bottom" on Halloween in 2017.