Morgan Wallen Addresses Nashville Arrest, Assures Tour Will Proceed

Morgan Wallen resumes tour following recent legal troubles.

by Nouman Rasool
Morgan Wallen Addresses Nashville Arrest, Assures Tour Will Proceed
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Country music star Morgan Wallen has publicly addressed the incident that led to his arrest in Nashville, nearly two weeks after the event. On a Friday post via X, previously known as Twitter, Wallen expressed remorse over his actions and confirmed that his current tour will continue without interruption.

In his statement, Wallen reflected on the personal reconciliation needed before making a public statement. "I didn't feel right publicly checking in until I made amends with some folks," he shared. Wallen disclosed that he had reached out to Nashville law enforcement, his family, and the management of Chief’s bar, where the incident occurred.

"I'm not proud of my behavior, and I accept responsibility," he added.

Wallen was arrested Thursday night after police said he threw a bar stool off of the roof of the downtown honky-tonk Chief's, landing it dangerously close to two of the officers below on Broadway.

The Metro Nashville Police Department booked him for three felony counts of reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. Wallen's attorney, Worrick Robinson, underscored that his client has been cooperating with the police.

Tour Continues Amidst Legalities

Despite the legal challenges, Wallen reassured fans and followers of his respect for law enforcement and his commitment to continue his "One Night At A Time" tour as planned.

His first performance post-arrest is scheduled for this Saturday at the University of Mississippi, marking a significant return since last year's abrupt cancellation at the same venue due to vocal issues. The 30-year-old singer launched his tour in Indianapolis on April 4, with planned performances across the country.

Notably, Bailey Zimmerman, Nate Smith, and Lauren Watkins are set to open for him, with Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, and Jon Pardi joining him for parts of the tour this summer. Court documents indicate Wallen’s first court appearance is slated for May 3rd, the same day as his scheduled concert at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, promising a challenging day for the artist.

This legal and professional whirlwind comes amid a broader context of fan support and industry scrutiny, highlighted by a past legal challenge from a fan seeking compensatory damages after a last-minute concert cancellation — a suit that was quickly dismissed.