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    Tiffany Haddish Finally Broke Her Silence About Her DUI Arrest After Falling Asleep At The Wheel

    "That's been really hard to process, all this grief."

    Tiffany Haddish is finally speaking out about her DUI arrest — and she's doing it with a little bit of humor.

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    Earlier this month, the comedian was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after police received a call about a driver asleep at the wheel.

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    While addressing the incident for the first time on The Tonight Show, Tiffany joked that the incident was the result of a prayer that got misinterpreted.

    "I can say this, Jimmy. I've been praying to God to send me a new man. A good man. And God went ahead and sent me uniform. Was not expecting that," Tiffany said.

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    She continued, "And now I got a really great lawyer, and we're going to work it out. I've got to get my asking of things to God a little better!"

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    But Tiffany didn't treat the whole thing as a joking matter. She also got candid about the difficult time she had been going through leading up to the police run-in.

    Not only did Tiffany recently experience the loss of her grandmother who raised her, but also her dog and her longtime friends Bob Saget and Carl Craig.

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    "Bob Saget was like a big mentor to me, a big brother, a father figure. He meant a lot to me. Funny man. He was the first white man to ever tell me, 'Just be yourself; just be who you are, Tiffany. Don't worry about nothing. Just be you.' That was huge for me," Tiffany explained.

    She added, "And then, my grandma passed away, and she saved my life. That's my heart. She was like my soulmate. So that's been really hard to process, all this grief."

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    Tiffany noted that she plans to turn the emotional experience into something positive, and her next special will be all about grief — "and it's going to be hilarious."

    Hear all that Tiffany had to say below.

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