Ryan Reynolds is denying a recent report that he was vomited on mid-flight last month and had to strip off his sweater and change into a new one.
RadarOnline reported that Reynolds and wife Blake Lively were on a flight from New York to New Orleans last month when an inebriated passenger “vomited toward her window, which then spewed back all over Ryan’s beige cashmere sweater.” The “source” also claimed the “vomit looked like it was largely made up of red wine, and it made a huge stain on Ryan’s sweater. So he took it off!”
But according to the R.I.P.D. star, the mid-flight strip-off never happened.
“I heard about that,” Reynolds told Vulture at Michael J. Fox’s annual “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s” fundraiser. “That is utterly made-up. I don’t know where that stuff comes from. It’s fantastic, it sounds like a great story.”
The 36-year-old said he hasn’t been vomited on in decades.
“Someone threw up on me in fifth grade. That was the last time it happened,” Reynolds said. “Sherry Piper, while we were square dancing. Trafalgar Elementary School. Yeah, that was the last time.”
According to rumor-busting website Gossip Cop, this isn’t the first time RadarOnline has made up a story about Ryan Reynolds. In 2011, Radar claimed that Reynolds and his The Proposal co-star Sandra Bullock had been “making top-secret getaways” to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where Bullock owns a home. A source close to Bullock told Gossip Cop that the Golden Globe-winning actress hans’t been back to Jackson Hole since 2009.
RadarOnline is owned by American Media, the same company that publishes Star and The National Enquirer.
On the red carpet for Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s fundraiser, Ryan Reynolds, whose father is battling the disease, told The Hollywood Reporter that he was impressed by the scope of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which the actor established in 2000. The foundation has since become the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s disease research in the world, investing over $350 million over the past 13 years.
“You meet the people who work with this foundation, and so many of them have absolutely no affiliation with the disease whatsoever other than their job, and they were brought to it by a common denominator, which is Michael, and he’s so inspiring,” Reynolds said.
“And you just see the people who work with this foundation and how tirelessly they give everything they have to it, and you start to forget that you’re only here because someone you care about has Parkinson’s,” he added. “I was really blown away by the whole operation.”