(CBS) Mark Wahlberg has issued an apology for comments he made about 9/11 during a recent interview with Men's Journal.
The 40-year-old actor had been scheduled to be on one of the planes that hijackers crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. He ended up leaving a week earlier on a private flight.
"If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did -- 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,'" Wahlberg told the magazine.
He has since apologized for the remarks, telling TMZ, "To suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible. To speculate about such a situation is ridiculous to begin with."
Wahlberg added, "I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive, it was certainly not my intention."