Disgraced BLUE singer Lee Ryan used a British gig at the weekend (16/17AUG03) to apologise to fans for his drink-driving arrest last week (10AUG03).

The 20-year-old was stopped by police while driving his $90,000 (GBP60,000) PORSCHE sports car in London and found to have twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Ryan addressed the 17,000 crowd at Powderham Castle, Exeter on Sunday (17AUG03) and said, "Lots of you may have read the recent press reports about me.

"It's nothing that I am proud of, and I don't want you kids thinking that drink-driving is the right thing to do - it's not.

"The drink-driving message is really important and I'm very sorry."

Ryan has to face magistrates in London on Friday (22AUG03).

19/08/2003 02:19