Morgan Wallen Addresses Alleged Chair Throwing Incident: 'I'm Not Proud Of My Behaviour'

April 20, 2024 - News

Country music star Morgan Wallen has spoken out about the trouble he’s gotten himself into since allegedly throwing a chair from the sixth floor of Eric Church’s bar earlier this month.

Taking to X (formerly known as Twitter) on 19 April, Wallen wrote that he didn’t feel right addressing fans and the media with a public statement until he made amends and revealed that his upcoming tour dates – starting on 20 April – haven’t been affected.

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

In a follow-up post, Wallen added, “I have the utmost respect for the officers working every day to keep us all safe. Regarding my tour, there will be no change.”

Wallen is due to perform at the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi, on 20 April with special guests Bailey Zimmerman, Nate Smith and Lauren Watkins. His next stop after that is headlining Stagecoach Festival on Sunday, 28 April.

Wallen will face court on Friday, 3 May, between three massive tour dates at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.

The Last Night singer was arrested after he allegedly threw a chair from the sixth floor of Eric Church’s bar, Chiefs. The chair landed on the floor just three feet from where Metro Police officers were standing (per Billboard).

Wallen received three class E felony charges of reckless endangerment and a misdemeanour charge of disorderly conduct.

Following his arrest, Wallen’s attorney issued a statement to the media: “At 10:53 pm Sunday evening, Morgan Wallen was arrested in downtown Nashville for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He is cooperating fully with authorities.”

Last week, Nashville-based criminal attorney and legal expert David Raybin weighed in on the situation and told People that the singer could technically face up to six years in jail—each felony charge could carry one or two years of jail time, plus probation—but Raybin believes the possibility of Wallen serving all charges consecutively is “very remote”.

It is not Wallen’s first time in trouble with the law, with his last arrest in 2020 after disorderly, intoxicated conduct at Kid Rock’s Honky Tonk also landed him in hot water. The alleged incident at Chiefs happened just days after the bar celebrated its grand opening.

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