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'Massive Misunderstanding': Wil Anderson Blames Mid-Air Incident On Sore Back

The funny man has responded after his arrest on Saturday.

18/06/2017 7:57 AM AEST | Updated 18/06/2017 8:22 AM AEST
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Wil Anderson was arrested on a flight to Wagga Wagga.

Australian comedian Wil Anderson has blamed an incident on board a domestic Qantas flight on a misunderstanding caused by a sore back.

Anderson, 43, was arrested on Saturday afternoon after allegedly being "disruptive" on a Qantas flight to Wagga Wagga, in regional NSW. After being interviewed by police he was released without charge.

Speaking on Saturday night, the veteran Aussie comic said the incident was "based on a misunderstanding".

"I sorted it all out and I think that once everybody has heard their sides of the story we'll be kind of on the same page," he told reporters on his way to a show.

"Clearly what has happened was one action having two different misinterpretations on the day and I think we're absolutely going to be fine."

He said the incident was sparked by him "pacing" around the aeroplane's cabin.

"I have a sore back and I was up and about pacing and there was a misinterpretation of my ... pacing. I was just trying to stretch out my back," he said.

"From my point of view it was a massive misunderstanding and I'm sorry that it happened."

The comedian on Saturday reportedly slammed Qantas on Twitter over the arrest, but then deleted the tweet.

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