Kasabian

Tom Meighan Issues Full Statement Following Assault Charge

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Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has taken to his social media to publicly apologise for assaulting his partner Vikki Ager.

A district judge ordered him to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work for the offence.

In the statement Meighan said: “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.

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.

I have struggled for many years with alcohol addiction. The incident in April was a wake-up call for me, for who I was, and what I was becoming. I was spiralling out of control. My mental health was becoming more and more unstable and I was at breaking point.

I booked myself into a rehabilitation programme for alcoholism. It’s been well documented I’ve undergone treatment before, but in truth I’ve never actually been completely sober.

This time has been different. I left the programme 3 weeks ago and with the support of my family and friends, I’ve been taking every day as it comes, getting through each day completely clean and sober.

This time I actually really want to do it, not just for those I care about, but also for myself.

I have also recently been diagnosed with ADHD, and although this in no way excuses my actions, it has helped me to understand more about my behavioural issues.

Vikki and I are still very much in love and we are looking forward to rebuilding our life together with the support of those close to us.

I would like to assure everyone that the incident in question was an isolated one, and anyone who knows me will know it was completely out of character.

With regards my statement on Monday, I only wanted to assure everyone that I was in a good place mentally, compared to where I had been. At which point, I wasn’t able to acknowledge the pending case. I would never knowingly mislead fans and appreciate them greatly.

Vikki & I hope to be able to move on from this a stronger couple, I hope in time you can forgive me.

TM x “