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Selma Blair apologises for in-flight outburst: 'I mixed alcohol with pills which caused me to black out'

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Published 22/06/2016 | 07:59

Cast member Selma Blair attends
Cast member Selma Blair attends "Geezer" Premiere - 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
Actress Selma Blair
Actress Selma Blair attends the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Actress Selma Blair attends Stella McCartney Autumn 2016 Presentation at Amoeba Music on January 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actress Selma Blair has apologised to passengers and crew who witnessed her bizarre meltdown on a plane bound for Los Angeles on Monday.

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Eyewitnesses told TMZ the Hellboy star was taken off a Delta flight from Cancun, Mexico on a stretcher after reportedly having an outburst in the first class cabin.

“He burns my private parts. He won’t let me eat or drink,” she said, according to witnesses. “He beats me. He’s going to kill me.”

Upon landing, medical staff boarded the aircraft and helped the actress off the plane. She was then taken to a nearby hospital.

Actress Selma Blair
Actress Selma Blair

A day after the strange episode, the Cruel Intentions star has released a statement apologising for her actions, admitting she mixed alcohol with pills.

"I made a big mistake yesterday," she told Vanity Fair. "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.

"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 insisted her four-year-old son Arthur did not witness his mum's meltdown because he was asleep with headphones on during the incident.

Actress Selma Blair attends the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Actress Selma Blair attends the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Selma was returning from a Mexican vacation with her son and ex-boyfriend, fashion designer Jason Bleick.I

Actress Selma Blair attends Stella McCartney Autumn 2016 Presentation at Amoeba Music on January 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actress Selma Blair attends Stella McCartney Autumn 2016 Presentation at Amoeba Music on January 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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