Donnie Wahlberg is an appreciative guy. He’s constantly thanking fans for the career that they’ve allowed him to have, and rather than complain about the fact that Blue Bloods is going off the air after the upcoming season, he’s discussed how excited he is.
He had another reason to be appreciative, however, after a harrowing ordeal on a flight. The actor, who plays Danny Reagan on Blue Bloods, was reportedly forced to make an emergency landing after his flight ran into some turbulent weather.
“The weather was brutal,” he wrote on his Instagram Stories. “We had to land in White Plains after a failed attempt in New Jersey, but we made it—SAFELY!” The actor also posted a video outside of the plane once he got back on the ground. He admitted that the situation got incredibly dangerous for a bit, but that the pilots were able to navigate to safety.
“That was not good, but I’m safe and sound, thanks to CJ and Matthew,” Wahlberg said. “We made it. Whew! It wasn’t fun, but these guys are awesome.” He sent an additional post after the incident trended on the news, which simply read: “Thankful.”
This is not the first time that a Wahlberg has found himself in a deadly situation related to a flight. According to The Independent, Donnie’s brother Mark was set to fly to Los Angeles on September 11, 2001, but decided against it at the last minute. One of the flights he would’ve taken was involved in the terrorist attacks that happened later that day.
Mark Wahlberg landed in hot water for some of his comments regarding the near miss, but Donnie was merely grateful for getting out of his flight situation in one piece. The actor is currently filming scenes for the upcoming season of Blue Bloods, as he confirmed on his social media at the end of November.
He posted a video of himself walking around the set of the show, and got particularly excited as he neared the famous Reagan dining room. The show is best known for its dinner scenes, and the he made it abundantly clear that he was excited to film what will be one of the last.
Blue Bloods is slated to premiere Friday, February 16 on CBS.
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