Is Jonathan Rhys Meyers hitting bottom? Star of The Tudors, Meyers, 32, has signed on for his fourth stint in rehab (this time in London) after having been prohibited from boarding a United Airlines flight at JFK Airport in New York when staff noticed he was pounding drinks in the first-class lounge.
Meyers became enraged and physically belligerent, and used an incendiary racial epithet, resulting in his being banned from all United Airlines flights.
Last summer he was arrested at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris when he threatened to kill bar staff in the first-class lounge, who shut him off after noticing that he’d been pounding drinks while waiting for his flight. He was charged with “willful violence, outrage, hitting and threatening death.”
Good for him for trying again. Hope Meyers gets the help he needs. I’ve long wondered what it takes for us to get sober. My friend Tom says it might always remain a mystery… Lots of people say, “I was done.” The way I think of it is, “I just couldn’t do it anymore.” What did it take for you? How many times?