Morgan Wallen Addresses Nashville Arrest for Reckless Endangerment

By Chanak Maduranga

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Morgan Wallen Addresses Nashville Arrest for Reckless Endangerment

Morgan Wallen addressed his arrest earlier this month for reckless endangerment in Nashville after he allegedly threw a chair off of the roof of Chief’s, a six-story bar owned by fellow country artist Eric Church.

The musician took to X (formerly Twitter) on Friday night to make his first public statement after being taken into custody on April 7.

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

He continued, “I have the utmost respect for the officers working every day to keep us all safe. Regarding my tour, there will be no change.”

According to Nashville news station WSMV-TV, Wallen’s arrest affidavit noted that around 10:45 p.m. local time, witnesses watched the artist pick up a chair, throw it over the roof and laugh about it. The chair landed three feet away from two Metro Nashville Police Department officers.

“At 10:53 p.m. Sunday evening, Morgan Wallen was arrested in downtown Nashville for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct,” Wallen’s attorney, Worrick G. Robinson of Worrick Robinson Law, said in a statement at the time. “He is cooperating fully with authorities.”

Wallen’s arrest comes two years after a February 2021 video saw him yelling the N-word and other expletives. Following the release of the video, the artist checked himself into rehab because he had been on “hour 72 of a 72-hour bender.” His recording contract with Big Loud Records was then suspended indefinitely.

In 2022, he returned to the Billboard Music Awards after being banned from the awards show and took home the prize for top country male artist. Since then, Wallen has received several nominations at music awards shows and his sold-out One Night at a Time tour remains one of the most anticipated of 2024.

Chanak Maduranga

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