Actress Selma Blair, best known for her roles in films such as “Hell Boy” and “Legally Blonde,” recently opened up about a dramatic breakdown she had on a plane while flying from Cancun, Mexico, to Los Angeles with her four-year-old son, Arthur Saint:
According to reports, the incident, which took place this past June on a Delta flight, resulted in the actress having to be carried off the plane on a stretcher after she had a self-described “psychotic breakdown” after mixing alcohol and pills:
During an interview on “The Talk” this past Wednesday, the “Cruel Intentions” star described what happened on the traumatic flight, People reported.
Blair told the panel:
“I am someone that should never drink and I rarely do — I don’t drink anymore — but I did. I was going through something, I had a glass of wine, someone gave me a pill that I thought was something I had taken before, which I don’t take on a regular basis, it was something completely different. Very bad choice. And I had a total psychotic blackout.”
“It was horrible and frightening and I had empathy for myself actually afterwards because it was actually so out of character for me, especially because I’m a mother.”
In the wake of the “terrifying” blackout, Blair was taken to a clinic where she was hooked up to an IV. Thankfully, she was deemed well enough to go home later that day.
However, the worst was yet to come:
“I went home two hours later, but there were so many paparazzi and I just thought, ‘Oh my god, what have I created?’ I felt horrible. My son was with his father and he had slept through it. I knew he was going to sleep — he had headphones on, and that’s why I took this pill anyhow, like ‘Oh my God, I’m exhausted. I have to get home and take care of my son.’ Bad choice all around. I totally own it, will not happen again.”
Since the incident, Blair has cut out all forms of alcohol and drugs in an effort to ensure her mental health. She says that if she ever thinks about having a drink, all she has to do is relive that moment in her head:
“I keep it alive in me every day. I forgive myself, but I keep it alive like this is — things can go really wrong and humiliating,” she stated. “Someone had a party the other day and said, ‘Oh, can I get you a glass of champagne?’ I said, ‘No, I’m good.’ She said, ‘No, really. One glass, just drink.’ And I was like, ‘Google me.'”
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Blair told the “The Talk” hosts that she is doing okay now and hopes that everyone who witnessed the “disruptive” episode on the plane is “doing fine,” too.