Tom Meighan: I am very sorry and deeply regret my recent behavior

Tom Meighan: I am very sorry and deeply regret my recent behavior

Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has posted a statement on social media after being convicted of assault.

Yesterday, he pleaded guilty at Leicester Magistrates’ Court to attacking Vikki Ager while drunk on 9 April.

“I would like to make a statement about recent events and publicly apologise to my partner Vikki, my band-mates, my friends, family and fans,” it began. “I am very sorry and deeply regret my recent behaviour. In no way am I trying to condone my actions or make excuses. I am completely to blame and accept all responsibility.”

Meighan went on to say that he had “struggled for many years with alcohol addiction”, adding that the incident in April served as “a wake-up call for me, for who I was, and what I was becoming”.

Yesterday, the court heard that Meighan “smelt heavily of intoxicants” during the incident on 9 April – described as a “sustained” attack.