Jonathan Rhys Meyers Suffers Alcoholic Relapse After Wife’s Miscarriage

Recovering alcoholic Jonathan Rhys Meyers has tragically relapsed after his wife suffered a miscarriage with their second child.

Mara Lane – who welcomed their first child, son Wolf, in December last year – took to Instagram to explain the reason he was stopped by security at Dublin Airport for allegedly being too intoxicated to board a flight to Vancouver, Canada, last week.

Sharing their loss, she said Meyers “took the news [of the miscarriage] particularly not so well” and “drank between jobs to try to cope with the sadness” of losing a child who was “very much wanted”.

With much sadness, we open our hearts to share that J and I lost our second child, who was baking in the oven. Child was very very much wanted (right now especially by J, so he took the news particularly not so well) and we are still working with coping skills over here… when life throws us curve balls such as these. Depression is a real concern from past abuse as well as alcoholism which he was born with. He has been able to turn any ugliness and hurt in his life into art and is the strongest person I know. I do not know anyone who has been through what he has been through and reached his level of successes. It does seem though that every time we seem to be making so much progress… sometimes it’s like two steps forward, one step back. Thank you family and friends and all of you lovely kind beautiful people who send us good energy and thoughts and support. It is so appreciated. I have so much love for you.

Lane also addressed her husband’s highly-publicised struggle with alcoholism and depression, and said whoever took the photos of him at the airport – where he was shown propped up against a wall and, later, in a wheelchair – was “slightly in the wrong” (understatement much?).

To some others, my husband is an Irishman who battles alcoholism and depression and drank between jobs to try to cope with the sadness of this news. I am trying to and still learning/adjusting to living with the public, like one would as a concerned mother-in-law. I feel that whomever took photos of my husband was slightly in the wrong and was concerned for the wrong reasons but … it’s ok. It’s ok. Maybe you have/had a family to feed and need/needed money? I don’t know. We forgive you. He is safe and with his sober living companion and bodyguard to get into a detox closer to home since he was denied hospital help twice in Ireland because of an already two month wait period.

Here’s her post in full:

Get better soon, Jonathan. <3