Drinking doesn't suit me: Jonathan Rhys Meyers

02:48 PM Jul 21, 2018 | Team Udayavani |

Los Angeles (USA): Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has admitted drinking does not ‘suit’ him and he should not have broken his sobriety on a flight earlier this month. 


The 40-year-old actor was detained at Los Angeles’ LAX airport when his plane touched down on the runway earlier this month following an on-board fight with his spouse Mara Lane with whom he has 18-month-old son Wolf.

The actor has now said he was at fault for breaking his sobriety and ordering a drink following a series of ‘frustrating’ events.

‘My wife and I had been travelling since 3 o’clock in the morning from Peru back to Los Angeles. And they gave away our tickets – it was just a problem with the airline. We had our baby, who was teething at the time, and it was all kind of frustrating.

‘So we eventually got on the flight and my wife went to sleep and I very stupidly decided to order a drink. When my wife found that I’d ordered a drink, she got very, very angry with me because I shouldn’t drink. It doesn’t suit me and I had been sober for a long time,” Meyers said.


The actor added that he was ‘upset’ by his actions and apologised to all involved in the incident.

“And so I felt that mistake and I got upset and I took out an e-cigarette. And the airline staff told me that I wasn’t allowed to smoke an e-cigarette so I put it away.

‘Then I spoke to the Los Angeles police once we got there, who were incredibly kind. Incredibly understanding. I apologised for my behaviour, and that’s the entire story.


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