Morgan Wallen Speaks Out For The First Time Since Nashville Arrest

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Morgan Wallen posted a statement on Friday evening (April 19) speaking out for the first time since his arrest for allegedly throwing a chair from the rooftop of a bar on Lower Broadway in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

“I didn't feel right publicly checking in until I made amends with some folks,” Wallen said in his statement posted to X, formerly Twitter, at 7 p.m. local time. “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. -MW”

Wallen, 30, faces charges of reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct after allegedly throwing a chair from the rooftop of Eric Church’s newly-opened bar, Chief’s. the incident happened shortly before 11 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. The chair landed approximately three feet away from two Metro Nashville Police Department officers standing in front of the six-story bar. No injuries were reported. Witness statements and security camera footage reportedly confirmed Wallen’s actions that evening. He was released from jail early the following morning, hours after he was booked.

Davidson County Criminal Court records show Wallen is scheduled to appear in court the morning of May 3, the same night as one of his Nissan Stadium concerts in Nashville. Wallen’s attorney previously said in a statement that Wallen “was arrested in downtown Nashville for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He is cooperating fully with authorities.”