Presley, who was Elvis‘ only daughter, died Thursday at age 54, just two days after walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes. She attended in support of Elvis, the Baz Luhrmann biopic of her father.
Bush recalled his brief red carpet talk with an ashen and unsteady Lisa Marie.
“She was very uneven in her balance,” Bush told Fox LA. “The speech was very slow. And, definitely, when the interview was over, I turned to my producer next to me and said, ‘Something’s off here.’”
He added: “She was cognizant. She was certainly with it, just a second slow. But she was there. She was definitely there, but just a tad off in some way.”
For Bush’s interviews, celebrities had to climb two steps to the platform where he stood. Presley struggled with doing that, Bush said.
“It was clear that she was not coming up the two flights. I went down and met her on the carpet itself,” he said.
You can check out a clip of the full interview above.
Video of Presley at the event shows her walking unsteadily at the Globes. She was escorted by manager Jerry Schilling, and at the start of the interview with Bush, she told Schilling, “I’m gonna grab your arm,” ostensibly for support.
Lisa Marie Presley’s official cause of death has not yet been determined.