Lee Ryan Pleads Guilty In Court
Blue star admits failing to provide a specimen and criminal damage...
The boy band star and Celebrity Big Brother housemate admitted failing to provide a specimen and criminal damage during his detainment at a police station on April 11.
Ryan was alleged to have urinated on the floor in the station while he was supposed to be giving a sample on 11 April. He is also claimed to have verbally abused officers.
The 30-year-old was collared at 5.30am while allegedly driving his Range Rover erratically after a night out with bandmate Duncan James.
James, Simon Webbe and Antony Costa all turned up at Ealing Magistrates Court this morning to support Ryan.
The singer has previously described the incident as "a wake up call" and insisted that he is "deeply ashamed" and will be going to rehab for treatment.
The Mirror quoted him as saying: "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.
"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."
Ryan recently had a messy public break-up with Jasmine Waltz, his CBB girlfriend.