Blue’s Lee Ryan breaks silence after police arrest as he issues apology to fans

Blue singer Lee Ryan has released a statement apologising for his behaviour during a recent flight which saw him get arrested for inappropriate behaviour.

It was previously reported that the pop star, 39, was restrained on a flight from Glasgow to London after he allegedly “went berserk” and delayed the flight by 20 minutes.

One passenger said at the time that he “became aggressive with the air hostesses” after they refused to serve him alcohol and “ran behind the cabin crew curtains”.

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The Met Police said: “At around 1640hrs on Sunday, 31 July, officers met a flight that had arrived at London City Airport from Glasgow.

“A 39-year-old man was arrested for a public order offence. He was taken into custody at an East London police station and was released under investigation the following day.”

A statement posted on Blue's official Twitter account titled “A Note From Lee” was sent out to their fans on Friday (August 12) evening.

The message 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 with myself and those around me.”

He said that "for that" he wants to “apologise to everyone” that he has "upset or offended".

Celebs Go Dating star Lee continued: “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."

He closed the statement by saying that he is "aware of how his behaviour affects others" and that by "starting this journey of working on his mental health,” he aims to "emerge a better person".

He then "thanked everyone" that had sent him "messages of support" and once again apologised to "everyone that he has let down".

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Lee then signed off by writing his name with a kiss.

Fans flocked to support the star and told him that they are "here for him" and urged Lee to "take all the time he needs", although they will "miss him".

They also assured him that he “hasn’t let anyone down” and that they “want him to strive,” “take some time for himself” and they will be “waiting with open arms” for “whenever he’s ready to see them again”.

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