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Country Singer Morgan Wallen Arrested After Alleged Chair-Throwing Incident in Nashville


Country music sensation Morgan Wallen found himself in hot water on Sunday night in Nashville, as he was arrested and jailed following an incident involving the alleged hurling of a chair from the rooftop of a popular bar on the bustling Broadway street.

The arrest was confirmed in a statement received by Billboard on Monday morning from Wallen’s attorney, Worrick Robinson of Worrick Robinson Law. The statement revealed that Wallen, 30, was arrested in downtown Nashville at 10:53 p.m. on Sunday for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. Wallen, however, is said to be cooperating fully with authorities.

According to WKRN, disclosed that an arrest warrant detailed the events leading up to Wallen’s arrest. Witnesses claimed that Wallen was on the rooftop of Eric Church’s Chief’s Bar around 10:45 p.m. on Sunday when he allegedly picked up a chair and threw it over the roof. The chair purportedly landed just three feet away from two Metro Nashville Police Department officers who were standing below on Broadway.

Officers on the scene spoke with bar staff and witnesses and reviewed security footage, all of which allegedly confirmed Wallen’s involvement in the incident. Witnesses reportedly informed authorities that they saw Wallen pick up the chair, throw it over himself, and laugh afterward.

Following the arrest, Wallen was booked just after midnight and charged with three felony counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. He posted a $15,250 bond to secure his release around 3:30 a.m.

The incident occurred during the opening weekend of Eric Church’s bar, adding another layer of attention to the situation. It also comes shortly after Wallen kicked off his 2024 One Night at a Time tour. Wallen is scheduled to appear in court on May 3rd, with performances at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium scheduled for May 2nd and 3rd.