“Don’t make any sudden movements pal, because I’m Right Here Waiting. Oooh, that was good. I should say that out loud.”
The latest round of celebrity air travel drama is brought to you by a very unlikely source: Richard Marx and Daisy Fuentes. What is it with Richard and Daisy popping up in the month of December for a totally random reason? Last December it was by getting married to each other. This year it’s because Richard helped to take down a crazy passenger on a flight from Vietnam to South Korea.
Daisy explained it all in an Instagram post earlier today. A fellow passenger suddenly started losing his shit on everyone close to him. The passenger pushed female flight attendants and grabbed their hair. As the owner of a head of lush hair himself, Richard clearly couldn’t stand to see someone disrespect hair like that, and so he jumped into action.
Unfortunately for Richard and the rest of the passengers, keeping him down was anything but easy. Daisy claims he put up a fight for four hours and escaped from his rope-restraints three times. She also claims an unprepared flight attendant made things extra-messy by pulling a taser on the passenger. If they wanted to sedate him, they should have thrown on an episode of NCIS on the tiny headrest TV. (That always works for me).
On our flight from Hanoi to Seoul a guy sitting in the next row from us got crazy & started attacking the flight attendants & passengers. When he started pushing the female staff and pulling them by the hair @therichardmarx was the first to help subdue him. This went on for FOUR hrs. I feel horrible for the abuse the staff had to endure but no one was prepared for this. They never fully got control of him. They didn't know how to use the taser & they didn't know how to secure the rope around him (he got loose from their rope restraints 3 times). I'll be posting some of the video after our next flight.
TMZ says that police arrested the man once the plane touched down in Seoul. Two passengers and a crew member ended up injured.
I’m not surprised that Richard Marx was one of the first to hold a dude down on a flight. Richard may not be the biggest guy, but think about this: Richard’s hands have spent the past 30 or so years pounding out emotional power ballads on a piano. His fingers are probably ripped. I bet if you zoom in real close on his fingers, they’d look like buff little Chuck Norrises and Jean-Claude Van Dammes.