Wil Anderson arrested for being disruptive on flight
Comedian and television host Wil Anderson was arrested on the weekend for allegedly causing a disturbance on board a flight to Wagga Wagga.
Mr Anderson allegedly refused to follow orders from the Qantas crew on Flight Q400, prompting staff to notify police.
Mr Anderson, the host of ABC program The Gruen Transfer was arrested by police as he left the aircraft.
In a tweet since deleted, Mr Anderson took aim at Qantas late on Saturday afternoon, saying: "A big f--- you to the crew at Qantas for their no help today. Sorry Wagga if I can't walk when I get off the plane today."
Mr Anderson later attributed his arrest to a "misunderstanding" with cabin crew, telling WIN News that he was "just trying to stretch out my back".
"I have a sore back and I was up and about pacing and there was a misinterpretation in the intentions of my pacing," he said.
A decade ago, Mr Anderson was diagnosed with osteoarthritis, a condition that reportedly leaves the comedian in a near constant state of pain, and makes it difficult for him to disembark from planes.
Do you suffer from osteoarthritis? Have you ever had this problem while flying? What do you think about the situation?
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