Morgan Wallen apologises after arrest for being drunk and disorderly in Nashville

27 May 2020, 14:39 | Updated: 28 May 2020, 10:40

Morgan Wallen apologises after arrest for being drunk and disorderly in Nashville
Morgan Wallen apologises after arrest for being drunk and disorderly in Nashville. Picture: PA

By Rory O'Connor

Country artist Morgan Wallen has publicly apologised after being arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct at the weekend.

Morgan was arrested on Saturday, May 23, and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct after an incident at Kid Rock's Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville.

According to Nashville's WKRN News 2, police arrested the 27-year-old singer after observing the club's security guards forcing the singer to leave the bar.

The arrest report states that Morgan refused to walk away with his friends after officers gave him several chances, and he got into several verbal confrontations with a passerby.

Morgan Wallen apologises after arrest for being drunk and disorderly in Nashville
Morgan Wallen apologises after arrest for being drunk and disorderly in Nashville. Picture: PA

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Officers said Morgan posed a danger to himself and the public and arrested him for "being intoxicated in public, unable to take care of himself, and the reasonable likelihood the offence would continue."

Morgan's bond was set at $500 for the two charges stemming from his arrest.

The singer took to social media to apologise after news of his arrest broke.

He said: "Hey y’all just wanted to clear the air. I went out downtown last night with a few old friends.

"After a couple bar stops, we were horse-playing with each other. We didn't mean any harm, and we want to say sorry to any bar staff or anyone that was affected.

"Thank you to the local authorities for being so professional and doing their job with class. Love y’all."

Morgan rose to fame after appearing on The Voice in 2014, before scoring several number one hits beginning in 2017 with his collaboration on 'Up Down' with Florida Georgia Line, and continuing with 'Whiskey Glasses' and 'Chasin' You'.