Selma Blair Thankful for 'Forgiveness' on Birthday After Plane Incident: 'It Is a New Birth Year'

Blair's birthday comes just three days after being removed from an international flight after mixing alcohol with medication

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brightcove.createExperiences(); Selma Blair is celebrating her birthday after a difficult week.

On Thursday, the actress took to Instagram to share a touching photo of herself with her son Arthur Saint, 4, on her 44th birthday – just days after she was removed from an international flight on Monday after mixing alcohol with medication.

” ‘And so what should I wish?’ And he whispered it in my ear right then. I ask my angel for it to be true every day. And to do the same for others,” she captioned the photo of her son on a picnic blanket, holding party plates and a birthday cupcake. “Thank you @wildersatheart for loving us this birthday. Your patience. Your support. We [love] you. And a sincere thank you to all those who sent me the spirit of loving and forgiveness. It is a new birth year. Thank you.”

On Tuesday, the Cruel Intentions actress spoke out for the first time about the incident, which took place while Blair was returning to Los Angeles from a Father’s Day getaway in Cancun, Mexico with her son and Jason Bleick, Arthur’s father.

“I made a big mistake yesterday,” Blair wrote in a statement to Vanity Fair. “After a lovely trip with my son and his dad, I mixed alcohol with medication, and that caused me to black out and led me to say and do things that I deeply regret.”

“My son was with his dad asleep with his headphones on, so there is that saving grace. I take this very seriously, and I apologize to all of the passengers and crew that I disturbed and am thankful to all of the people who helped me in the aftermath,” she continued. “I am a flawed human being who makes mistakes and am filled with shame over this incident. I am truly very sorry.”

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