Mark Wahlberg apologised for claiming that he could have stopped one of the 9/11 planes crashing into the World Trade Center, admitting that his comments were 'ridiculous'and 'irresponsible'.
The actor sparked outrage with his assertion that he would have battled terrorists and taken control of the plane if he had been on board.
He was scheduled to be on one of the Boston-to-Los Angeles flights that crashed into the twin towers, but cancelled his ticket a few days before the tragedy struck.
Wahlberg claims the events of September 11, 2001, would have played out differently if he had kept his seat. "If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did," he said.
"There would have been a lot of blood in that first class cabin and then me saying 'OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry'."
He has now admitted he was wrong to make the unsupported claim, saying, "To speculate about such a situation is ridiculous to begin with, and to suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible. I deeply apologise to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive, it was certainly not my intention."