Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ wife Mara Lane has spoken out about her husband’s dramatic meltdown onboard a flight to Los Angeles.
The actor was detained by police at LAX, after he got into a verbal altercation with Mara, who was sitting with their one-year-old son Wolf, on the plane.
Sources told TMZ that the argument was not verbally abusive enough to count as a crime, so when the FBI declined to respond to LAX police – Jonathan was released.
After Jonathan’s meltdown hit headlines, Mara wrote on Instagram, “Eight months of sobriety and an unfortunate day of airline travel.”
“We were in South America specifically working holistically through anger issues that result in these kind of episodes.
“When in it… he is not in a frame of mind where he can really even comprehend the repercussions and necessary response to his own actions.
She continued, “J is extremely sorry for any inconveniences caused to anyone travelling yesterday.”
“There was no argument, just me asking him to not use his e cig per stewardess’ request to me and him not being himself, speaking very very unkindly.”
“It was out of his character. It was unbeknownst to me anything that happened on (the) flight, as I was with my son with a privacy wall up.
“We are home safe and he is feeling deeply sorry for any remote disrespect afforded to me, attendants, onlookers or officers. Thank you for your compassion on this ongoing battle with addiction we are in.”
This isn’t the first time Jonathan, who is a recovering alcoholic, has been involved in an altercation at an airport.
Back in September 2017, the actor shocked onlookers at Dublin Airport as he looked “completely out of it” while preparing to board a transatlantic flight.
However, the Dublin native was stopped near the departures gate, and escorted away by security guards.
Following his alcoholic relapse in September, his wife Mara took to Instagram to reveal the heartbreaking reason behind his relapse.
She wrote, “With much sadness, we open our hearts to share that J and I lost our second child, who was baking in the oven. Child was very very much wanted (right now especially by J, so he took the news particularly not so well) and we are still working with coping skills over here… when life throws us curve balls such as these.”
She added, “Depression is a real concern from past abuse as well as alcoholism which he was born with. He has been able to turn any ugliness and hurt in his life into art and is the strongest person I know.”
“I do not know anyone who has been through what he has been through and reached his level of successes. It does seem though that every time we seem to be making so much progress… sometimes it’s like two steps forward, one step back.
“Thank you family and friends and all of you lovely kind beautiful people who send us good energy and thoughts and support. It is so appreciated. I have so much love for you.
“To some others, my husband is an Irishman who battles alcoholism and depression and drank between jobs to try to cope with the sadness of this news. I am trying to and still learning/adjusting to living with the public, like one would as a concerned mother-in-law.”