Winona Ryder was rushed to the hospital on arrival at Heathrow after what was believed to be an accidental overdose of tranquillisers. She was taken to Hillingdon hospital, in West London, soon after arriving in England just after noon.
Winona is known to hate flying and she is thought to have collapsed twice on Flight 282 after taking too many Xantax pills, which are used to combat anxiety.
Although her publicist refused to confirm the nature of the star’s illness last night, she said her client was discharged an hour later ‘in good health’. Mara Buxbaum said: ‘She did fall ill on a plane and as a precautionary measure they took her to hospital. ‘She was there for an hour. She’s in good health. There’s no drama.’ Winona later took another BA flight to another European city.
A spokesman for British Airways said: ‘The captain of BA282, which was travelling from LA to Heathrow, requested a priority landing as a female passenger required medical attention.’ Members of the crew looked after the star, while BA ground staff accompanied her to hospital, he added.