Actress Selma Blair has apologized for causing a scene on a Los Angeles inbound flight Monday, following a weekend in Mexico with her former boyfriend Jason Bleick and their nearly 5-year-old son, Arthur.
Conceding she had “made a big mistake,” Blair, who turns 44 on Thursday, said in a statement to Vanity Fair magazine that, “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. My son was with his Dad asleep with his headphones on, so there is that saving grace.”
According to reports, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” actress reportedly was in the first-class cabin drinking wine when she mixed an object into it. At some point after ingesting the drink, she began crying out, “He burns my private parts. He won’t let me eat or drink,” and going on to say, “He beats me. He’s going to kill me.”
“I take this very seriously,” Blair’s statement continued, “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.”
TMZ, citing eyewitnesses, said two nurses onboard the Delta flight from Cancún had administered aid, and that the pilot radioed ahead about a medical emergency. Blair reportedly was removed from the plane by stretcher at Los Angeles International Airport.
Friend Jamie King on Wednesday tweeted Blair: “I love you. We’re all flawed. You are always loved always — what I know after being your sister for 16 years. You always own up.”
The fellow actress responded to King with: “I can’t thank you enough. I will do better. Always I love you sister.”
Blair, a former “Anger Management” series star and the pyrokinetic Liz Sherman in the “Hellboy” movies, recently starred opposite Billie Joe Armstrong and Judy Greer in “Geezer,” about an aging punk rocker, and in the ensemble drama “Mothers and Daughters.”