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Country star Morgan Wallen breaks silence on felony arrest for throwing chair from rooftop

Country music star Morgan Wallen said he’s “not proud” of his behavior two weeks ago when he was arrested on felony charges for throwing a chair from a rooftop bar in Nashville’s busy downtown neighborhood.

On Friday, the multi-award-winning artist spoke publicly for the first time about the incident at Chief’s, a popular bar and live music venue owned by fellow country star Eric Church.

Wallen, 30, is accused of hurling a chair from the sixth floor of the bar just before 11 p.m. on April 7.

Two Metro Nashville police officers saw the chair hitting the ground just a few feet from where they stood, just outside the bar. Wallen was arrested just after midnight and charged with three felony counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, court records show.

The “One Thing at a Time” singer reportedly laughed after throwing the chair off the roof, local television station WKRN reported.

But on Friday night, nearly two weeks after the incident, Wallen said he accepted responsibility for his actions and explained why he was only now discussing what happened that night.

“I didn’t feel right publicly checking in until I made amends with some folks,” Wallen wrote on X. “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.”

In a follow-up post, he said he has “the utmost respect for the officers working every day to keep us all safe.”

Wallen, who’s scheduled to be back in Nashville on May 2 and 3 for shows at the Nissan Stadium as part of his massively successful One Night at a Time World Tour, added that his concerts will go on as planned.

His next court date, also in Nashville, is scheduled for May 3.

With News Wire Services


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