Morgan Wallen Breaks Silence About Recent Arrest


Nearly two weeks after he was arrested in Nashville, Morgan Wallen has broken his silence by issuing a statement on social media.

On April 7, Morgan Wallen was arrested at Eric Church’s Music City bar, Chief’s, after he threw a chair from the sixth story rooftop. The country singer faces three felony charges for the incident, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.

Will Morgan Wallen face prison time following his April 7 arrest?
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Wallen issued a two-part statement via Twitter Friday evening (April 19) that read:

“I didn’t feel right publicly checking in until I made amends with some folks. 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 wrote. “I have the utmost respect for the officers working every day to keep us all safe. Regarding my tour, there will be no change.”

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Court records indicate that two police officers were on the sidewalk in front of Chief’s on Broadway when the chair hit the street less than 6 feet in front of them. As a result, Wallen was arrested and charged with three counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

Video captured by bar patrons show Morgan Wallen’s arrest.

Surveillance footage captured by Chief’s hasn’t been made public, but employees and patrons who were near Wallen confirmed that he was responsible for the incident. Video of Morgan Wallen’s arrest was captured by bystanders and shows the singer fully cooperating with police as he is placed in handcuffs.

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A clip from another fan shows the “Wasted On You” singer laughing and joking with officers while in the back of a police car.

Morgan Wallen’s attorney issued a brief statement following his arrest that read:

“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.



Morgan Wallen’s April arrest marks his second arrest. He was also detained in 2020 following an incident at Kid Rock’s bar.

In 2020, Wallen faced disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges after he was reportedly “kicking glass items” and got into a verbal argument with passersby. The Metro Nashville Police Department said, “Officers gave (Wallen) several opportunities to walk away with his friends, but he refused to walk away.” They concluded that he was “a danger to himself and the public” and placed him under arrest.

Morgan Wallen Mugshot
Courtesy of Metro Nashville Police Department

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