Pop star apologises for drunken behaviour and promises to seek help

Pop star apologises for drunken behaviour and promises to seek help. Image: Blue/Instagram

39-year-old Lee Ryan band member of Blue has apologised for his inappropriate behaviour, which led to him being removed from a British Airways flight by armed police last week.

It is alleged the Blue singer became abusive to the cabin crew when they refused to serve him alcohol and was arrested at London City Airport on suspicion of public order offences, before being released 12 hours later pending further investigation.

Lee took to Instagram late on Friday, August 12, to apologise in a post that read: 

“Over the last few days, I have had a lot of time to think about my behaviour and how it affects people around me. As it has been well documented I have always had my struggles with alcohol and often say or do silly things as a result of that, which in turn has caused problems for myself and those around me.”

“For that, I want to apologise to everyone I have upset or offended.”

“Last week I acted inappropriately on a flight to London and I want to say sorry to the airline staff, everyone on the flight, as well as my band mates, my family and our fans.”

“The time has come for me to take ownership of the root cause of these problems and for that reason, I am reducing my schedule for the time being to seek professional help and spend time with my family.”

“I am aware of how my behaviour affects others and by starting this journey of working on my mental health I hope to emerge a better person for it.”

“Thank you to everyone that has sent me messages of support and I am sorry to everyone I have let down.”


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