Winona Ryder Hospitalized After Air Sickness
Winona Ryder wasn’t flying so high today during a flight to London’s Heathrow Airport, the Associated Press reports.
The 37-year-old actress’s British Airways flight from Los Angeles to London requested priority landing at Heathrow when it was discovered that Ryder “required medical attention.” Ryder was briefly treated at a west London hospital “as a precaution,” according to her publicist, Mara Buxbaum, and is “fine now.”
A statement released by British Airways notes, “Our cabin crew looked after the female passenger [Ryder] as much as they could onboard and our passenger services staff also accompanied her to the local hospital.” The statement added, “We wish her well.”
Buxbaum declined to release the nature of the illness.
In 2001, Ryder was arrested for shoplifting at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and was found to be in possession of numerous prescription pills. Ryder told Vogue magazine in August that she was on the painkiller Oxycodone at the time, and the drug had left her “confused.”
No word on whether Ryder’s personal medication stash was similarly stocked when she took ill today.
Then again, with Ryder’s demanding social schedule, perhaps she was just suffering from exhaustion during the flight.