“One thing I’ve learned already that I’m specifically sorry for is that my words matter, that words can truly hurt a person and at my core that’s not what I’m OK with. This week I heard firsthand some personal stories from Black people that honestly shook me.
“I do know what I’m going by way of this week does not even evaluate to some of the trials I heard about from them. I got here away from these discussions with a deep appreciation for them and a clearer perceive of the best way to my phrases.”
He says that the racial slur was made after he was on a “72-hour bender.” He said that since the incident that he’s been sober for nine days.
Wallen also asked his fans not to “downplay” what he did.
“I used to be incorrect,” he said. “It’s on me to take possession for this and I absolutely settle for the penalties I’m dealing with.”