“I woke up this morning in Hawaii with ten minutes to live. It was a false alarm, but a real psychic warning,” funnyman Carrey wrote on Twitter on Saturday afternoon — before taking a political turn.
“If we allow this one-man Gomorrah and his corrupt Republican congress to continue alienating the world we are headed for suffering beyond all imagination,” he added.
“Ain’t no Mountain High Enough” songstress Ross went deep underground when she got the alert, according to TMZ.
“We had to evacuate. We were very frightened. We went to the basement of the hotel. But we were positive, and we were so happy to come home,” the Motown luminary told the Web site.
And a Twitter photo showed hoopster Johnson in a shelter while hunkering down.
“My friends are in a ‘fall out shelter’ in Hawaii due to the missile threat and hanging with Magic Johnson,” a tweeter texted Newsweek reporter John Haltiwanger along with a photo of the five-time NBA champion.
Chaos ensued after the state’s emergency alert system erroneously sent out a text that read: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill” Saturday morning.
But the missive was a misfire — an employee “pushed the wrong button,” according to Gov. David Ige.
People on the archipelago were left in fear before a second alert was issued nearly 40 minutes later clarifying that the first one was sent in error.
Officials, including an Hawaii congresswoman and the chairman of the FCC, have slammed the state for causing the panic.
This article originally appeared in Page Six.