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Jonathan Rhys Meyers' wife suffers a miscarriage

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is checking into a detox facility following the tragic news that his wife has suffered a miscarriage.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers' wife Mara Lane has suffered a miscarriage.

The couple announced the devastating news in a lengthy post on Instagram, in which Mara revealed the tragic loss had been responsible for the Vikings star's recent drinking, which reportedly led to him being prevented from boarding a flight to Vancouver from Dublin Airport in Ireland.

"With much sadness, we open our hearts to share that J and I lost our second child, who was baking in the oven," she wrote. "Child was very very much wanted (right now especially by J, so he took the news particularly not so well) and we are still working with coping skills over here... when life throws us curve balls such as these.

"Depression is a real concern from past abuse as well as alcoholism which he was born with. He has been able to turn any ugliness and hurt in his life into art and is the strongest person I know. I do not know anyone who has been through what he has been through and reached his level of successes. It does seem though that every time we seem to be making so much progress... sometimes it's like two steps forward, one step back."

Mara continued to refer to the situation of Jonathan at the airport, where editors at British newspaper Mirror Online reported that the 40-year-old Irish star was "completely out of it", and criticised those who shared pictures of him looking worse for wear.

"To some others, my husband is an Irishman who battles alcoholism and depression and drank between jobs to try to cope with the sadness of this news," Mara continued. "He is safe and with his sober living companion and bodyguard to get into a detox closer to home since he was denied hospital help twice in Ireland because of an already two month wait period."

Mara and Jonathan, who welcomed son Wolf in December (16), concluded their note by sending love to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

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