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Selma Blair opens up about plane breakdown: ‘I had a psychotic blackout’

In an emotional interview, Selma Blair has revealed her side of the story about why she was removed from a flight on a stretcher
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Selma Blair has finally opened up about her disturbing outburst while flying with her four-year-old son on June 20th.

The actress was removed from an airplane on a stretcher after suffering what she describes as a psychotic blackout, reportedly a result of combining alcohol and prescription medication.

In revealing interview with The Talk, Selma confessed that she has been sober for four months since the incident, and hopes that “everyone on the plane is doing fine by now, too because it was really disruptive.”

Selma Blair and son Arthur headed for a trip with his dad and her ex Jason Bleick. The three recently vacationed in Cancun the actress’ plane outburst took place on their flight back home.

“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,” she explained.

“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.”

Following the incident, Selma revealed she was taken to a clinic for assessment where she was hooked up to an IV.

“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,” she said.

The 44-year-old admitted that while she has forgiven herself for the incident, she keeps the incident at the forefront of her mind as a reminder to resist drinking.

“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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