Blue‘s Lee Ryan has said he’ll check into rehab following his arrest on Friday (April 11)
According to various reports, Ryan was spotted by police driving erratically in Ealing, West London at around 5.30am on Friday morning. He was charged with failing to provide police a specimen and criminal damage.
While in custody, he was further arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class A drug. He is due to appear before Magistrates on May 2 to face sentencing.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Lee Ryan said of his arrest: “I know I’ve let people down. Being arrested and ending up in a cell was the biggest wake-up call to me. It made me realise there is a problem I can’t keep ignoring. I need to do something about it.”
He went on to say that he has been drinking heavily alone at home over the past few months and is only sleeping one hour a night. He is said to be planning on checking into The Priory later this week.
He explained: “Me going to rehab isn’t a cop-out. I still take full responsibility for the way I’ve behaved. There is nobody to blame but myself and I’m deeply ashamed of what has happened. I am doing this because I have finally admitted I need help. I want to stop hurting the people around me.”