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Recently arrested Morgan Wallen says he is ‘not proud’ of his behavior

Recently arrested Morgan Wallen says he is 'not proud' of his behavior

FILE – In this June 5, 2019 file photo, Morgan Wallen arrives at the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Star of country music Morgan Wallenwho is facing charges stemming in part from allegations he threw a chair from the roof of a six-story bar, says he is “not proud” of his behavior and accepts responsibility.

The ‘One Thing at a Time’ singer responded publicly on social media on Friday evening to his arrest in Nashville two weeks ago. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 3 after being charged with three misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, court records show.

An arrest affidavit said Chief’s bar chair ended up about 3 feet from the officers, who were speaking to witnesses and reviewing security footage. Witnesses told officers they saw Wallen pick up a chair, throw it over the roof and laugh about it. Wallen was booked and released early April 8.

“I didn’t feel right coming out publicly until I made amends with a few people. I have been in contact with the Nashville Police Department, my family and the good people at Chief’s. I am not proud of my behavior and I accept responsibility,” Wallen wrote on Xformerly Twitter.

Wallen, one of the biggest names in contemporary country, is currently on a stadium tour, including a concert scheduled for Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.

“I have the utmost respect for the officers who work every day to keep us all safe. As far as my tour is concerned, there will be no change,” read his message, signed “-MW.”

The album ‘One Thing at a Time’ spent 16 weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 in 2023 and was the most consumed album in the US last year. Top 10 hits from the album included ‘Last Night’, ‘You Proof’ and ‘Thinkin’ Bout Me’.

In 2021, the country singer was suspended indefinitely from his label after a video surfaced of him shouting racial slurs. In 2020, he was arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct after being kicked out of Kid Rock’s bar in downtown Nashville.