Yesterday, we reported that Cruel Intentions star Selma Blair had a mid-flight breakdown after reportedly mixing medication and alcohol. Witnesses say the actress began crying and yelled, “He burns my private parts!” and “He beats me! He’s going to kill me!” before being removed on stretcher when the plane landed and taken to a hospital. Today she spoke out about the incident, apologizing to the airline staff, the other passengers, and to her fans.
“I made a big mistake yesterday. After a lovely trip with my son and his Dad, I mixed alcohol with medication, and that caused me to black out and led me to say and do things that I deeply regret.”
In a statement to Vanity Fair she added, “I take this very seriously, and I apologize to all of the passengers and crew that I disturbed and am thankful to all of the people who helped me in the aftermath. I am a flawed human being who makes mistakes and am filled with shame over this incident. I am truly very sorry.”
The only saving grace, she says, was that her son was asleep with headphones on during the incident and saw nothing.
I still wonder if we need need to take a deeper look at whatever relationship she’s in, and see if this freakout was a one-time occurrence or some larger problem that needs addressing…
(Photo: Pacific Coast News)