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Pop star Richard Marx helps take down 'psycho' airline passenger

The late-'80s hit-maker and his wife, former MTV VJ Daisy Fuentes, detailed the four-hour "chaotic and dangerous" ordeal on social media.
/ Source: TODAY

We've got a message for the passenger who got violent on the same Korean Air flight as late-'80s hit-maker Richard Marx — should've known better!

On Tuesday, the 53-year-old singer and his wife, MTV VJ-turned-fashion designer Daisy Fuentes, revealed details of a bizarre four-hour ordeal aboard Korean Air Flight 480 that found Marx forced to subdue a crazed passenger himself.

"You will be hearing about our flight#480 on @KoreanAir_KE," Marx tweeted after the flight, which began in Hanoi, Vietnam, and landed in Seoul, South Korea. "Passenger next to us attacked passengers and crew. Crew completely ill trained."

In the couple's chilling photos, the Grammy winner — who rose to fame singing love songs like "Should've Known Better," "Right Here Waiting" and "It Don't Mean Nothing" — is seen heroically restraining the unruly passenger, even using rope to subdue him as he tries to lunge at the flight's crew and passengers.

"I feel horrible for the abuse the staff had to endure but no one was prepared for this," Fuentes, 50, wrote next to an Instagram collage of photos taken on the flight. "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). "

In a statement released to NBC News about Flight 480, Korean Air representative Nathan Cho wrote: "According to the response protocol, Korean Air's flight attendants have subdued the unruly passenger and tied him up with ropes. The unruly passenger has been turned over to the police after arrival at Incheon Airport."

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Marx shared more details about the grueling ordeal on Facebook, revealing that he and Fuentes were physically fine but that one crew member and two passengers were injured. The unruly passenger was apprehended by police in Seoul, wrote Marx.

In an update, Marx tweeted: "Daisy and I are home safe and sound. No big 'hero' move at all. Just did what I would hope anyone would do in same situation."

Just before the chaotic flight, the couple, who married in 2015, shared photos from their last day in Hanoi. "Traveling the world with someone you love is an amazing experience...Never miss a chance to go on an adventure," wrote Fuentes in one photo's caption.