Morgan Wallen speaks out after Nashville arrest for throwing chair: 'I'm not proud of my behavior'

The country star was charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

Country star Morgan Wallen is speaking out after he was arrested in Nashville earlier this month. 

The “Wasted on You” singer, 30, was arrested on April 7 and charged with three counts of felony reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct after he threw a chair off the rooftop of Eric Church’s six-story Chief's Bar. Now, he’s taking accountability for his actions. 

"I didn't feel right publicly checking in until I made amends with some folks," Wallen wrote on X (formerly Twitter). "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. I have the utmost respect for the officers working every day to keep us all safe. Regarding my tour, there will be no change."

<p>Jason Kempin/Getty</p> Morgan Wallen

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Morgan Wallen

The country star's arrest came just days after he embarked on the latest leg of his One Night at a Time world tour. He is scheduled to perform Saturday night at the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss.

According to arrest documents obtained by local Nashville news outlet WKRN, two police officers were standing in front of the bar when a chair suddenly came down from the building and collided with the street just three feet away from them. Staff then informed them that Wallen had thrown the chair, which they corroborated using the bar’s security footage.

Wallen's attorney, Worrick Robinson, confirmed his arrest to Entertainment Weekly and issued the following statement: “At 10:53 p.m. Sunday evening Morgan Wallen was arrested in downtown Nashville for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He is cooperating fully with authorities.”

He is due in Nashville court for settlement on May 3, PEOPLE reports.

This isn't the first time that Wallen has courted controversy for his behavior. The singer had his recording contract suspended "indefinitely" by his record label, had his music removed from radio airplay, and was disqualified from the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards after TMZ obtained footage of him using the N-word to describe a friend.

Wallen later apologized for his racist comment and explained that he had reached out to several Black-led organizations and individuals in order to educate himself. He also said he would donate the profits from his music to several organizations.

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