Gerard Depardieu Apologizes For Relieving Himself On Plane; Says He Was Sober & Has Prostate Problems

Gerard Depardieu poses as he attends the "Potiche" Paris premiere at Cinema Gaumont Opera on November 2, 2010 in Paris -- Getty Premium

French actor Gerard Depardieu has apologized for urinating on an airplane earlier this week.

Fellow actor Edouard Baer - who was traveling with him during the incident - spoke to the French press on Gerard's behalf.

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"Gerard was upset at this and offered to clean up the mess," Edouard said in a statemewnt, via the BBC.

"He has prostate problems and it was very worrying and humiliating for him," the statement continued. "He was also stone-cold sober at the time. This is not the way he usually behaves."

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The actors were on their way to Dublin to film "Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia."

As previously reported on, a passenger on the Cityjet flight from Paris to Dublin contacted France's Europe-1 radio and claimed the French actor appeared inebriated and told flight attendants he need to use the restroom.

When Gerard was told he would he have to wait until the flight took off, he reportedly relieved himself and delayed the flight over two hours.

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