Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has actually apologised for attacking his girlfriend and stated he has actually had problem with alcoholism “for many years”.
The vocalist stated the attack on 9 April was a “wake-up call” and he has actually been sober for 3 weeks.
The 39- year-old appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and was purchased to perform 200 hours of unsettled work after pleading guilty to attacking Vikki Ager.
Meighan stated in a declaration posted on Twitter on Wednesday that he and Ms Ager were “very much in love and we are looking forward to rebuilding our life together with the support of those close to us”.
The artist, from Narborough, Leicestershire, went on to explain the occurrence as “an isolated one” and “out of character”.
He composed in the post: “I would like to make a declaration about current occasions and openly apologise to my partner Vikki, my bandmates, my good 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.”
Meighan stated he had “struggled for many years with alcohol addiction” and explained the attack as “a wake-up call for me, for who I was, and what I was becoming”.
He added: “I was spiralling out of control. My psychological health was ending up being more and more unsteady and I was at breaking point.
” I scheduled myself into a rehab program for alcohol addiction. It’s been well recorded I have actually gone through treatment in the past, however in truth I have actually never ever in fact been totally sober.
” This time has actually been various. I left the program 3 weeks back and with the assistance of my family and good friends, I have actually been taking every day as it comes, surviving every day sober and totally tidy.
” This time I in fact truly wish to do it, not simply for those I appreciate, however likewise for myself.”
Meighan stated he had actually just recently been detected with ADHD which had actually assisted him “understand more about my behavioural issues”.
The vocalist stopped Kasabian, the band he assisted form in 1997, mentioning “ individual issues” on Monday.
Meighan’s former bandmates later on openly condemned his “totally unacceptable” behaviour and recommended a declaration launched by him ahead of his court hearing misguided fans.
They stated they were “led to believe that Tom would hold his hands up and in his statement tell everyone what he’d done but he chose not to, misleading a lot of fans”.
Meighan reacted, stating he had actually just looked for to guarantee fans and associates that he remained in a “good place” psychologically.
He added: “At which point, I wasn’t able to acknowledge the pending case. I would never knowingly mislead fans and appreciate them greatly.”
Meighan’s departure leaves guitar player Serge Pizzorno and bassist Chris Edwards as the only staying charter members, with present drummer Ian Matthews signing up with the group a number of years after they established.
Kasabian broke through with their 2004 self-titled album.
They later on launched Empire in 2006 and West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum in 2009.