Richard Marx Restrains Violent Plane Passenger in 4-Hour Struggle

“No big ‘hero’ move at all. Just did what I would hope anyone would do in same situation,” the ’80s pop star says

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Richard Marx doesn’t think he’s a hero, but a plane full passengers may disagree.

The ’80s singer — who had smash hits such as “Should’ve Known Better,” “Endless Summer Nights” and “Right Here Waiting” — restrained a violent passenger on a Korean Air flight Tuesday when the man started attacking fellow passengers and crew members.

“On our flight from Hanoi to Seoul a guy sitting in the next row from us got crazy & started attacking the flight attendants & passengers,” Marx’s wife, Daisy Fuentes, wrote on Twitter.

“When he started pushing the female staff and pulling them by the hair @therichardmarx was the first to help subdue him,” she added.

The couple was traveling from Hanoi, Vietnam, to Seoul, Korea, when the disturbance occurred, and Marx had to control the alleged attacker for four hours before they could safely land.

“I feel horrible for the abuse the staff had to endure but no one was prepared for this,” former MTV host Fuentes continued. “They never fully got control of him. They didn’t know how to use the taser & they didn’t know how to secure the rope around him (he got loose from their rope restraints 3 times).”

As for Marx, he said: “No big ‘hero’ move at all. Just did what I would hope anyone would do in same situation.” But he did point out that the crew on Flight 480 was “completely ill-equipped to handle situation.”

See Marx and Fuentes’ social media documentation of the ordeal below.