American Crime Story actress Selma Blair recently took a Father’s Day weekend vacation with her son, 4-year-old Arthur Saint, and her ex-boyfriend Jason Bleick, and while the trip seemed to be as enjoyable for Selma as it had been for her ex and for her son, the flight home took a dark turn. Blair reportedly suffered a breakdown as the result of mixing medication with alcohol, displaying an outburst in mid-flight that was disrupting enough to cause the flight crew to have emergency personnel standing by to transport Selma to a nearby hospital as soon as the plane landed.
American Crime Story Star Selma Blair Was Taken Into Custody Upon Landing
It seemed like the ideal getaway. Actress Selma Blair and son Arthur joined Bleick on a weekend excursion to Riviera Maya, where other guests at the Hard Rock Hotel described the trio as happy and healthy throughout their entire stay. Witnesses say Blair and Jason were close throughout their stay, suggesting that Selma might be reuniting with Bleick, while the two made the short vacation as memorable for Authur as it was for them. All in all, it was a dream vacation with Selma catching some alone time in the hotel’s spa for a massage and taking little Arthur down to the beach to visit with the local wildlife. Local monkeys and toucans were only too willing to play with Selma, Jason, and Arthur.
“Arthur was so happy to spend the weekend with his family, giving his mom lots of hugs and kisses on their beach getaway,” a source revealed.
If it seems like a dream, the vacation was about to become a nightmare. The flight home started out just as any flight, quite normal and uneventful, but things changed sometime after takeoff with Ms. Blair startling the other passengers with violent, loud outbursts. The American Crime Story actress was thought to be in fear for her life.
“He burns my private parts. He won’t let me eat or drink,” Selma reportedly yelled. “He beats me. He’s going to kill me.”
Paramedics took Ms. Blair into custody and transported her to a local hospital as soon as the plane landed. Airline personnel said that the other passengers said Blair cried throughout the flight and that Selma seemed to be in fear of an unnamed male. It has been suggested that the outburst was provoked by Ms. Blair’s intake of alcohol and prescription medication. Although it’s unknown which medications Blair had been prescribed, it’s assumed that the combination of drugs and alcohol had unforeseen effects.
Selma Blair Opens Up About Her In Flight Outburst
Initially, representatives were quiet regarding requests for reports on Selma’s condition, but now that she has had time to recover, Ms. Blair has addressed the incident herself. In a statement made to Vanity Fair, Selma apologizes for her outburst, though she doesn’t deny the veracity of anything she said during the incident.
“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. My son was with his Dad asleep with his headphones on, so there is that saving grace,” says Selma.
Ms. Blair seems to recognize how her bizarre behavior might have alarmed those around her, other than Jason and Arthur, because she goes on to offer a deeper, more heartfelt apology to anyone else who happened to share that flight.
“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.”
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