Morgan Wallen arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication after getting kicked out of Nashville bar

The former ‘The Voice’ contestant later apologized in a tweet, saying he 'didn't mean any harm'

                            Morgan Wallen arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication after getting kicked out of Nashville bar
Morgan Wallen (Getty Images)

Former ‘The Voice’ contestant Morgan Wallen was arrested on Saturday (May 23) around 11 pm after being kicked out off Kid Rock's Honky Tonk bar on Lower Broadway in Nashville. The 27-year-old country singer was thrown out after he started kicking the glass items in the club and getting into verbal altercations with passersby.

According to WKRN News, the officers who arrived at the club gave him “several opportunities to walk away with his friends”, but he refused. Following this, Wallen was arrested and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. The officers’ report states that Wallen smelled strongly of alcohol and was believed to be a danger to himself and those around him. 

He took to Twitter to provide his side of the story to his followers. In the first tweet, he wrote, “Hey y’all just wanted to clear the air. I went out downtown last night with a few old friends. After a couple bar stops, we were horse-playing with each other. We didn't mean any harm, and we want to say sorry to any bar staff or anyone that was affected.” “Thank you to the local authorities for being so professional and doing their job with class. Love y’all,” he added in the following tweet. The ‘Whiskey Glasses’ singer was released Sunday (May 24) morning around 1:47 am with a bond set at $500, according to Fox.

Wallen competed in the sixth season of ‘The Voice’ in 2014. He was initially a part of Usher’s team and later moved to get coached under Adam Levine. He was eliminated during the playoffs. Following his elimination, he has released four singles under the Big Louds Records, including ‘The Way I Talk’, ‘Up Down’, Whiskey Glasses’ and ‘Chasin You’. 

He is also the recipient of several nominations for a range of awards. His single ‘Whiskey Glasses’ was nominated under the category Breakthrough video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards in 2019 and for New Artist of the Year at the Country Music Associations Awards. In 2020, the Academy of Country Music Awards nominated him for the New Male Artist of the Year.

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