Selma Blair
Actress Selma Blair at the Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden honoring Laurie Anderson and Todd Haynes sponsored by Bottega Veneta, in Westwood, California, Oct. 8, 2016 Getty Images

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.”


Thank you to @thetalkcbs for having me. Truly. #ordinaryworld watch today. _ #Bridgetbrager #jobaker #maisonvalentino

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