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Richard Marx Helps Subdue Passenger During Flight

| by Jordan Smith

Singer Richard Marx came to the aid of an untrained flight crew on Dec. 20 to help subdue an unruly passenger on a Korea Air flight.

Marx reportedly helped restrain the passenger throughout the four-hour flight from Hanoi, Vietnam, to Seoul, South Korea, the Daily Mail reports.

“On our flight from Hanoi to Seoul a guy sitting in the next row from us got crazy [and] started attacking the flight attendants [and] passengers,” wrote Daisy Fuentes, Marx’s wife, on Instagram, according to Variety.

The man allegedly began attacking flight attendants and pulling their hair, prompting Marx to step in.

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Marx confirmed the account in a Facebook post.

“The all female crew was clueless and not trained as to how to restrain this psycho and he was only initially subdued when I and a couple other male passengers intervened,” he wrote, according to the Daily Mail.

The crew reportedly had a taser and rope restraint, but were not able to use them properly, and the man was able to break free.

When the flight arrived in South Korea, local police boarded the plane and arrested the man.

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“I feel horrible for the abuse the staff had to endure but no one was prepared for this,” wrote Fuentes, Variety reports. "They never fully got control of him."

Marx was returning from a performance at a Dec. 19 Christmas concert in Hanoi, where he performed alongside local pop stars at the Hanoi Opera House, notes VN Express.

Marx was the first solo artist to secure a top five position for each of his first seven singles on the Billboard 100 chart. Total record sales of his music worldwide have surpassed $30 million.

Sources: Daily Mail, Variety, VN Express / Photo credit: Inforum

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