Unfortunate news

You can watch Jonathan’s appearance on Tubridy Tonight on RTÉ’s website.

Unfortunately, the day after the taping, Jonathan ran into trouble at the Dublin airport. From the Associated Press:

Rhys Meyers Arrested at Dublin Airport

DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — Jonathan Rhys Meyers, star of the Henry VIII soap opera “The Tudors,” has been charged with public drunkenness and breach of the peace at Dublin Airport, police said Monday.

Rhys Meyers, 30, was arrested Sunday after police twice confronted him over his erratic, abusive behavior at an airport gate and at a desk of the British airline BMI, on which he was planning to fly to London.

Dublin Airport Police said they called Ireland’s national police force, the Garda Siochana, after Rhys Meyers refused repeated requests to calm down.

Police charged him with two counts of violating the Public Order Act, then permitted him to pay an undisclosed cash bail on condition he return to Dublin District Court on Dec. 5 for his arraignment.

Rhys Meyers — who was admitted to a California alcoholism-treatment clinic in April and checked out the following month — was in Dublin to appear on “Tubridy Tonight,” a Saturday night national talk show to promote his new film, “August Rush,” costarring Robin Williams.

Ryan Tubridy said he was surprised and sorry to hear of the actor’s arrest. He said Rhys Meyers had chatted with everybody who wanted to meet him back stage, and was drinking nothing more threatening than “a big mug of milky tea.”

“Obviously that was not on the agenda at some time on Saturday night or Sunday morning,” Tubridy said.

No further details are known. There are a lot of other tabloid and gossip reports out there now. Please take all such reports with knowledge they are not usually reliable sources. If there’s any further legitimate news or official press statements, I will post them as soon as possible.

There are so many people around the world who care for Jonathan, love watching him on the big and small screen, and are really rooting for him. Please join me in wishing him the very best during this difficult situation.

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  1. Kate says
    19 November 07 at 3:38pm

    I am glad to hear he wasn’t driving. Life is hard, who says we have to play by the rules all the time….
    We love you anyway!

  2. mara says
    19 November 07 at 3:54pm

    That’s sad and I’m really sorry! I’d like to express all my support to Jonathan and wish him all the best.

    We are all with you Jonathan, we love you!

  3. Nancy Gresham says
    19 November 07 at 4:50pm

    Everyone makes mistakes. I am so glad he is ok. I would not want anything to happen to him. He is a very special person and one heck of an actor.

  4. Michelle says
    19 November 07 at 8:28pm

    Jonathan is human, and we all get angry and thats ok once an awhile…celebrities have bad days like the rest of us….it’s all good….. I hope all has turned out well for him.

  5. Khrissa says
    20 November 07 at 1:36am

    Aah, at least he’s getting help when he can. Not all people can openly admit they have a problem and do something about it. It makes him just as human as anyone else. Good luck Jonathan.

    – K

  6. lisa says
    20 November 07 at 6:33am

    hey babe – we are all human and sometimes falling off the wagon is part of life, but get back on and carry on, you know you can do it and if you don’t well who cares, just keep making amazing films and being the great actor you are. love ya

  7. Kristine says
    20 November 07 at 7:33am

    Everyone makes mistakes. I still support Jonathan and hope that all will turn out ok. I love watching him and he is an exceptional actor and person.

  8. Karla says
    20 November 07 at 12:17pm

    We all humans have weaknesses and over react sometimes due to many factors. Great he is ok :)

    Kisses, hugs and best wishes to Jonathan Rhys Meyers!!!

  9. Craig Repchick says
    20 November 07 at 12:18pm

    I feel bad for Jonny. He has been exploited. I guess that is a price you pay with fame. However, I don’t think Jonny wants to pay that price. Living in the lime light, the universal dream. If he could only get away from it for a while and stop drinking. Leave him alone already. Jonny try to get it together. Do it for yourself and your family.

    God Bless!

    Tampa, FL

  10. SAANDRA says
    20 November 07 at 5:24pm

    Everyone makes mistakes, BRAZIL LOVES JOHNNY

  11. Robin says
    20 November 07 at 7:10pm

    Ahh, I knew there was something about Jonathan that was familiar when I first saw him in Gormenghast. Call your sponsor! Get to a meeting! Sober alcoholics are my very favorite people, probably because we’ve all been an annoying nuisance in an airport at one time or another. Come back to us, Jonathan.

  12. Miriam says
    21 November 07 at 4:30am

    Everyone gets drunk sometimes. He was obviously under stress with his mother’s illness. It’s so easy to point the finger and tut tut; we’re all human and make mistakes. I’d like to offer my sympathies to him and his family at this difficult time.

  13. aisxx says
    21 November 07 at 11:16am

    It is so unfair the amount of pressure put on actors to succeed. Take a break Jonny and get your life back on track, then continue to make the brilliant films that wow us!
    xxx lots of support xxx

  14. Mary says
    21 November 07 at 5:43pm

    Jonathan, sending you my GOOD energy to get you through all of this!! YOU CAN DO IT. Just know that your fans love you and support you ….. no matter what. Seize your destiny beautiful man.

  15. Katie says
    22 November 07 at 1:50pm

    Aww, poor Jonathan. Everyone has times like this. You need to relax and take it easy for a few days. You work far too hard! Remember, you have a LOT of support out there….xxx

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