Vanity Fair Exclusive: Selma Blair Apologizes for In-Flight Incident

The actress was rushed to the hospital following an outburst on a plane on Monday.

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Five days ago, Selma Blair posted an Instagram photo of herself on a plane with her son, Arthur, whose father is Blair’s ex-boyfriend Jason Bleick. The family was traveling to Cancun for a vacation that probably wouldn’t have made headlines if not for what occurred on the flight back to Los Angeles: the actress was reportedly removed from the plane on a stretcher and then rushed to the hospital.

Stories about the incident quickly made the rounds, with TMZ getting more graphic details from witnesses on the flight. Now, in an exclusive statement to Vanity Fair, Blair is telling her side of the story.

“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. 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.”

Blair, who broke out big with iconic roles in Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde and was featured twice on the cover of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue, recently appeared as Kris Jenner in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. She grew so close with Jenner from speaking with her to research the character that Blair attended the annual Kardashian/Jenner Christmas party in 2015. This year, she also co-starred with Billie Joe Armstrong in Geezer, and had a role in the ensemble film Mothers and Daughters.


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