There are plenty of celebrities who are ready to say “good riddance” to 2016 — and Selma Blair can be added to that list.
In June, following an outburst on an airplane, Blair, 44, was rushed to the hospital after being taken off the aircraft on a stretcher on her return flight from Cancun, Mexico. Blair had been on a trip with her son, Arthur Saint, 5, and his father.
Now, almost six months after the incident, Blair is in a much better place. “I’m fully recovered,” she told PEOPLE of the incident at the Baby2Baby Holiday Party presented by Tiny Prints at The Grove in Los Angeles on Monday. “[It was] very embarrassing,” she admitted.
Blair continued, “I can only say that sometimes you just have a moment that you wish you didn’t have, and you do whatever you can to rise above that and get through it and be a better person.”
The incident was attributed to a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol. And while Blair takes full responsibility for the episode, she’s not looking back — she’s looking towards the future and 2017.
“I’m looking forward to how everyone can come together and make this world better and really see the things that make people struggle, and empathy, and helping people, and that we will all have a better 2017 than 2016,” she said, and added, “I’m ready to put it behind me.”
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But before she puts 2016 completely behind her, she does have one thing to say aloha to: a Hawaiian vacation with her son for the holidays.
“I’m going to go away — a special trip, just me and my son,” she gushed. “We’re going to go to Hawaii — he’s really into volcanoes. So we’re going to go check all that out.”
Aside from a helicopter ride to check out the volcanoes, Arthur has other outdoor interests, which mostly includes little critters.
“Bugs. Still bugs, and now he’s hugely into tide pools. Like, he can give a tour himself. He knows what nudibranchs are, and all of the starfish and the different types, and the sea hares. He’s really a genius with all forms of aquatic life.”