Updated April 21st, 2024 at 11:29 IST

Morgan Wallen Reacts To His Nashville Arrest For Reckless Endangerment: I Accept Responsibility...

Morgan Wallen threw a chair off the roof of Chief's, a six-story bar owned by fellow country artist Eric Church, and was arrested for reckless endangerment.

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American singer and songwriter Morgan Wallen addressed his arrest earlier this month for reckless endangerment in Nashville. He reportedly threw a chair off the roof of Chief's, a six-story bar owned by fellow country artist Eric Church, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Wallen has finally broken his silence on the matter. 

Morgan Wallen issues a statement

The musician took to X (formerly Twitter) to make his first public statement after being taken into custody on April 7. "I didn't feel right publicly checking in until I made amends with some folks," he wrote. “I've touched base with Nashville law enforcement, my family, and the good people at Chief's. I'm not proud of my behavior, and I accept responsibility.”

He continued, "I have the utmost respect for the officers working every day to keep us all safe. Regarding my tour, there will be no change." As per The Hollywood Reporter, according to Nashville news station WSMV-TV, Wallen's arrest affidavit noted that around 10:45 p.m. local time, witnesses watched the artist pick up a chair, throw it over the roof, and laugh about it. The chair landed three feet away from two Metro Nashville Police Department officers.

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Wallen's arrest comes two years after a video in February 2021 showed him using the N-word and other expletives. Following the video's premiere, the artist put himself into treatment after being on "hour 72 of a 72-hour bender." His music contract with Big Loud Records was then suspended indefinitely. 

 

 

In 2022, he returned to the Billboard Music Awards after being banned from the awards show and took home the prize for top country male artist. Since then, Wallen has received several nominations at music awards shows and his sold-out One Night at a Time tour remains one of the most anticipated of 2024. 

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(with inputs from ANI)

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Published April 21st, 2024 at 11:29 IST