Winona Ryder collapses on flight of suspected O.D.

winona.jpgWinona Ryder collapsed twice in first class on a 10-hour British Airways flight from Los Angeles to London Heathrow airport on Wednesday. The London Telegraph reports that the 37-year-old may have accidentally overdosed on Xanax – which is used to treat anxiety – because she has a fear of flying. The captain of the flight requested a priority landing and was allowed to touch down 22 minutes early. Ryder was immediately taken to Hillingdon Hospital where she was admitted under a fake name. A spokesman for British Airways said: “Our passenger services staff went with her to hospital. We wish her well.” Winona’s rep told the media: “She was there maybe an hour and was released. The bottom line is she is in good health.”

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  1. eh • November 21, 2008 @ 9:16 AM

    woah what happened to her in this pic. She used to be so pretty

  2. Nancy • November 21, 2008 @ 9:33 AM


  3. Dogmeat • November 21, 2008 @ 10:08 AM

    And apparently too much prescription meds.

  4. Sonny • November 21, 2008 @ 2:44 PM

    That’s too bad – she was so cute before.

  5. Dingery • November 21, 2008 @ 6:16 PM

    Geez, give her a break! She’s 37. I’d say she still looks great!!

  6. Lola • November 21, 2008 @ 10:27 PM

    Well honey I must say I have seen you look better you look good but you look older then 37 years old SORRY but they say the truth hurts.

  7. mandee • November 22, 2008 @ 1:31 AM

    i never thought she looked that good BEFORE 😛

  8. Gary • November 22, 2008 @ 1:56 AM

    Did they say if anything was missing from the hospital?

  9. Ah! • November 22, 2008 @ 11:21 AM

    Wow..the comments here are really catty! I would have expected better decorum on a celebrity gossip site.

  10. Nancy • November 22, 2008 @ 2:05 PM

    LMFAO Gary!! Not a very good place to take a thief and a druggie, eh? Hope they had those drug cabinets all locked up!!

  11. keith • November 23, 2008 @ 7:02 PM

    she was in London to take lessons from the queen who has been stealing from the people of England for a long long time

  12. Dawn • November 23, 2008 @ 11:32 PM

    Wow, glad to read the comments an see others say what I was thinking. I have been a fan of Winona’s for a long time. And if it didn’t have her name on here I don’t think I would of known it was her. Wow

  13. Jo-Anne. • November 24, 2008 @ 12:48 PM

    Dingery and Ah! – well said both of you.
    What a shallow society some of us have become, judging by the comments here.

  14. tributegirl • November 24, 2008 @ 3:26 PM

    She looks fine for her age, I think that’s just a bad pic of her, and I don’t think that hairstyle suits her. But really, until this article, I didn’t realize she was that old, I thought she was in her 20’s.

  15. Alex • November 24, 2008 @ 4:13 PM

    I think she looks great in that photo.

  16. demigod • November 25, 2008 @ 1:39 AM

    I’m sure the meds are to treat her kleptomania.

  17. mandee • November 25, 2008 @ 1:18 PM

    lol @ jo saying we are all shallow for simply stating the truth. wonder who SHES talkin about? 😛

  18. tributegirl • November 26, 2008 @ 5:54 PM

    I wonder! 😉

  19. Nancy • November 27, 2008 @ 9:45 AM


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