London: Russell Brand has revealed that taking his mum to the Academy Awards last month was a payback for the agony he has put her through.
The stand-up comic whisked his mom Barbara away from Grays, Essex, to escort her on a once-in-a-lifetime walk up the red carpet.
"One of the main memories I have from when I was on drugs is feeling really low with my mum. There were all those horrible things for her, like getting calls from police stations,” the Sun quoted him as saying.
"I remember when I was in rehab on Christmas Day in 2002, with my mum visiting and sat on my bed you could see that she was scared and disappointed.
"Jimmy Carr was on TV and I``d been in a show with him not long before at the Hackney Empire``s New Act Of The Year.
"I had been in the same heat to get to the final but there he was on TV doing a tribute to Peter Cook and I``m sat in rehab with my mum.
"I was a broken person and I had broken my family. I felt lonely. So being able to take her to the Oscars - a bit of payback for the stuff she went through when I was a kid - was good," he added.