Jonathan Rhys Meyers is still drinking, and still causing problems at airports. That’s what Radar claims, with a source telling them about a recent incident involving Jonathan at New York’s JFK airport, “pounding drinks” and creating a big problem with his drunken, “belligerent” behavior. He was so bad that he was banned from flying, not just that day, but ever again on United Airlines.
I was trying to research to see just how many times Jonathan has been arrested, created disturbances or been a general drunken nuisance, and I get exhausted just looking at the incidents. At least one of those occasions came right after his mom died, so there’s that one. But there has been at least two more incidents. Also – I believe the count is at “three” for “Jonathan’s rehab stints”. Third time was not the charm.
Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers has had his fair share of run-ins at airports and a chronicled battle with alcohol. Now, a source has exclusively confirmed to RadarOnline.com that the actor has now been banned from flying United Airlines due to a recent drunken display.
According to a source at John F. Kennedy airport in New York, in early May Rhys Myers was booked on a United Airlines flight headed to Los Angeles. Despite the early morning departure time, airline workers noticed the actor “pounding drinks” in the first class lounge and becoming increasingly drunk and disorderly.
Rhys Myers then attempted to board the plane but was prohibited from flying due to “belligerent” and “disruptive” behavior that “was getting out of control.”
When contacted by RadarOnline.com, an official from United Airlines confirmed the story but refused to elaborate, citing passenger privacy laws.
The Tudors actor has a history of traveling misbehavior. In 2007, seven months after checking into rehab for the second time, he was arrested at Dublin airport and charged with being drunk and in breach of peace (the charges were later dropped). Then, in June 2009, three months after checking out of rehab the third time, he was arrested after allegedly attacking a number of staff at a bar in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport.
Look, I’m not so much of an a–hole that I don’t feel bad for the guy. He’s obviously an alcoholic who is really struggling. And I can mostly forgive some anger and drunken belligerence at airports, just because airports are horrible, and I always feel like I need a drink too. But after so many times, don’t you think Jonathan would wise up? That he would say to himself “If I go to this airport alone, I’m going to end up pounding drinks at the bar and I’ll just cause a disturbance, so I better bring a sober minder with me.”