An onlooker tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, “She was falling all over the place and had to be supported. She was in no state to fly. But when she was prevented from boarding she couldn’t believe it. She was drunkenly ranting at staff but could barely string a sentence together. It was very embarrassing.”
Ferguson delayed the flight for an hour while her luggage was removed, but her three band mates remained on board the plane bound for London.
A spokesperson for airline Virgin Atlantic says, “We can confirm a female passenger was denied from boarding as she appeared intoxicated and was therefore unsuitable for travel.”