Morgan Wallen Arrested for Allegedly Throwing Chair Off Eric Church's Rooftop Bar

He was possessed by the spirit of Toronto's Chair Girl

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Apr 8, 2024

Here at Exclaim!, 2023 in music news will likely be remembered as the summer of the #YeetBeat. After Bebe Rexha had a phone thrown at her face while performing, a deluge of musicians seemed to fall victim to projectiles at their concerts because people don't know how to behave. Occasionally, though, the performers got in on the action — like when Cardi B threw her mic at the crowd twice in one weekend, and it later went on to sell for nearly $100,000.

Previous projectile-sufferer and bro country star Morgan Wallen has clearly been taking notes amid his equity, diversity and inclusion studies: he brought his affection for getting rowdy at Nashville bars owned by fellow musicians to new heights (pun fully intended) by allegedly throwing a chair off of Eric Church's rooftop watering hole yesterday (April 7) during its opening weekend, resulting in his arrest.

In a statement to Billboard, Wallen's attorney, Worrick Robinson, confirmed the arrest: "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." A spokesperson for the singer-songwriter also said that he had been released from jail.

An arrest warrant revealed [via WSMV] that, at around 10:45 p.m. on Sunday night (April 7), Wallen was on the sixth-story rooftop of Church's Chief's Bar, located on Nashville's Broadway strip. Witnesses said that the Drake collaborator picked up a chair and threw it off the roof, reportedly laughing afterward [via WKRN]. An affidavit alleged that two Metro Nashville Police Department officers were standing on the street below and the chair landed just three feet away from them.

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

Wallen's next court date pertaining to the incident is May 3 — when he's also scheduled to perform at the city's Nissan Stadium as part of the One Night at a Time tour, which he kicked off just days ago.

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