Actress Selma Blair gave some insight into her shocking plane meltdown from June. The mother-of-one revealed she mixed drugs and alcohol, which created a “total psychotic breakdown,” she explained on CBS’ “The Talk” Wednesday.
The star, who portrayed Kris Jenner in the FX series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” screamed that a man was burning her “private parts” and threatening to “kill” her during the incident. Blair admitted she had a glass of wine and mixed it with a pill, but she didn’t identify the medication.
“I am someone that should never drink, and I rarely do,” the actress said. “And 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, a very bad choice, and I had a total psychotic blackout. And it was horrible and frightening, and I had empathy for myself actually afterwards, because it was actually so out of character for me, especially now that I’m a mother.”
Blair, 44, was on a flight from Cancun to Los Angeles with her son, Arthur, and his father, Jason Bleick, when she was forcibly removed from the plane on a stretcher in June. Her 5-year-old son slept through the ordeal. “I knew he was going to sleep, he had headphones on, and that’s why I took this pill anyhow. I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m exhausted, I have to get home and take care of my son.’ Bad choice, all around. Totally own it, it will not happen again,” she said. “And I keep it alive in me every day. I forgive myself, but I keep it alive. Things can go really wrong and humiliating.”
Even though the meltdown was “terrifying,” Blair wasn’t hospitalized for it. “I was taken, not really to a hospital, but more like a clinic to get an IV and make an assessment,” she said. “And 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.”
Now, Blair has cut out alcohol from her life completely. “Someone at a part said yesterday, ‘Oh, can I get you a glass of champagne?’” the actress recalled. “And I said, ‘No, no. I’m good.’ And she said, ‘No, really. Just one glass. Just drink with me.’ And I said, ‘Google me.’”
Blair took to Instagram after her stint on the show a day before it aired. “Thank you to @thetalkcbs for having me,” she wrote to her 300,000 followers. “Truly.”
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