Celebrities afraid to fly Posted by Antony on Friday, November 25th, at 6: They separate themselves from common everyday folk by living lives replete with glamour, glitz, fois-gras, red carpets, complementary expensive cheeses, artificial friendships with other famous people, etc and like, such as. They basically just exist to make regular people jealous.
It's fact, TMZ said so. While it may seem an unfair advantage has been bestowed upon these people on this journey called life, it might please some readers to know that many celebrities are headcases that take a lot of meds to deal with psychological problems. One of the most common psychological bullies that celebs deal with is the phobia of flying. Scientifically speaking this phobia has many names: For your pleasure and amusement, we gathered a bunch of these scaredy-cat celebrity flyers to snap this exclusive photo below - click for full version.
We put them in coach for a laugh just to let them see where the rest of the passengers sit when these metal birds take us places. A few notable tidbits of information regarding some of these fearful flyers: Dennis Bergkamp's fear of flying is well recorded.
He was given the brilliantly creative nickname "The Non-Flying Dutchman" by a journalist at the World Cup after the engine of the team plane cut out during travel. Following this incident Bergkamp decided he'd never fly again suggesting that the anxiety over the flights would significantly affect his performance. This severely limited his ability to play in away matches in European competition and to travel with the Dutch national side. In some cases he would travel overland by car or train, but the logistics of some matches were such that he would not travel at all.
After an exceptionally stormy flight from Cyprus in the early 70s, he took boats and trains everywhere including the Trans-Siberian Express to Japan.
In the 80s he flew again, but after his heart attack and the birth of his daughter Lexi he's reportedly stopped flying again. Has famously quoted that "I don't have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing. I don't want to die with tourists". He has claimed, paradoxically, that his fear of flying has completely disappeared after the September 11 attacks. Whenever I fly I pack those Bose headphones that dull the noise of the plane. I always wear them on take-off and landing".
Developed a fear of flying after being caught in an electrical storm on a flight from Toronto to New York City. It was from Toronto to New York, which is an hour flight and it took two hours. We were flying and every once in a while I'd see a field and I'd say, 'Just land it, put it down, put it on the freeway! I've heard all about the aerodynamics, the speed, the engine. Of course, when your numbers up, it's up.
Maybe I'm just a control freak. I'm still nervous - though much better than I was,". It is commonly agreed that Agnetha's fear of flying lead to the reduced lifespan of the music group ABBA. I think it's challenging higher powers and I always say a prayer just before start or landing. I would prefer to stay on the ground. But we have had to fly a lot in our line of work.
Muhammad reportedly said that he no longer had a fear of flying because "Allah would not allow him to die in a plane crash. Ben actually started working as a child actor at a very young age. When he was 9 years old, he went on a flight to Washington D. The plane was hit by lightening and the engine caught on fire.
According to Ben, the plane had to head in for an emergency landing -- and at this point, things got even worse. The night before, the 9-year-old Affleck had randomly seen a frightening TV program about child molesters. And so, as a terrified, crying Ben sat in a flaming plane that was zooming toward the ground, he noticed a potentially creepy man sitting next to him. The man then turned and said: Don't worry -- you can stay with me.
I'm not superstitious about anything; I'm pretty much a realist, but flying, I kiss the plane. It could be classified a phobia. I pray a lot. I always talk to my mom before I get on a flight. There's all kinds of things, but I try not to be a psycho about it. I realize with my job that I have to fly so I kind do bite my lip and go for it, but there's always that fear in the back of my mind. It just doesn't feel safe. So I think it's the unknown. Yeah, flying is definitely frightening.
Now, he spends his air time meditating. It just seems highly unnatural to me. I've taken a few pills in my time. I'm trying not to now 'cause I've had a few messy affairs on planes. I've been lucky they haven't leaked a few stories of when I went bonkers. They nearly had the handcuffs out at one stage on British Airways.
All of a sudden I got really afraid to get on airplanes. Regarding an in-flight incident crossing the Atlantic The North Korean dictator never ever flies in airplanes. He is apparently afraid of having a panic attack in mid-air, or of the plane crashing. Not one media outlet will report the "details. So I decided I'd rather travel by sea, and take my chances with the icebergs" "I am afraid of aeroplanes. I've been able to avoid flying for some time but, I suppose, if I had to I would. Perhaps it's a case of a little knowledge being a dangerous thing.
At one time, I had a pilot's licence and hours of solo time on single-engine light aircraft. Unfortunately, all that seemed to do was make me mistrust large aeroplanes". I'd go to the hotel and the stadium, then back to the airplane. I traveled all over, but I didn't see anything. The flight attendant closed the door and before we'd even moved I knew I had to get off the plane, but I gutted it out. You think you're going to die.
I was sweating, shaking, the whole thing. T was afraid to fly on the A-Team - "I ain't gettin' on no plane! She and her husband, director Sam Mendes, insist on travelling separately because they are terrified of being involved in an air crash which would leave their children - Mia, Kate's eight-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, and five-year-old son Joe - without their parents.
The couple's phobia is said to stem from different air incidents they were involved in. Before an amendment to his travelling plans, Sam, 43, was originally booked onto the plane from Washington to Los Angeles that was hijacked by terrorists on September 11 A month later, Kate, 33, and Mia were flying from London to Dallas when a passenger claiming to be an Islamic terrorist stood up and screamed: