Statement Released Following Famous Irish Star's Alleged Abusive Outburst On Plane

The star was detained by police for hours after the incident

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"He's not in a frame of mind where he can comprehend the repercussions to his actions."

Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers' wife has taken to Instagram to release a statement regarding the actor's outburst on a flight on Sunday night (8pm LA time).

It is alleged that Meyers - a Cork native - was flying with his wife when an argument broke out. Things got extremely heated and at one stage he went towards the toilet and took a puff out of an e-cigarette he had.

The Irish Sun then states that Meyers told his wife “f**k you, I’m going to divorce you” when she asked him to stop smoking.

Meyers was then detained by police and questioned after becoming verbally abusive to his wife on an American Airlines flight from Miami to LA.

His wife, Mara Lane, took to Instagram on Monday night to clarify her husband's actions and his issues with alcohol.

8 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 kinds 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. J IS extremely sorry for any inconveniences caused to anyone traveling 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 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

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"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 kinds 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.

"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 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."

His wife has spoke in length in the past about her husband's fight with alcohol and depression and stated in a post in September that he has been refused help in Ireland twice.

You can read the full Instagram post here.

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