Morgan Wallen has broken his silence a week after TMZ posted a video of him using a racial slur.
In an Instagram post, he says he was in a 72-hour bender when the incident occurred. He asks fans not to defend his actions and has taken responsibility for them. He also says he's had some meaningful discussions with Black organizations and has come to a better understanding how hurtful his actions were.
He's apologized to those he let down. He goes on to say, "Our actions matter, our words matter and I want to encourage anyone watching to please learn from my mistake."