updated 12/03/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/03/2010 AT 1:40 PM ET
Josh Duhamel was taken off an airplane Thursday after refusing to turn off his BlackBerry.
The actor, 38, was traveling from New York to Kentucky when his plane was delayed, according to TMZ.com, which first reported the story. While the aircraft was on the runway, he pulled out his BlackBerry and began texting, despite being told by a flight attendant to turn off his phone.
After Duhamel refused the request, the aircraft was turned around and sent back to the gate, and the actor was escorted off.