After news broke yesterday that Zac Brown Band lead singer Zac Brown was involved in a drug bust at a Florida hotel last week, many people were doubtful that the story was true since it was TMZ who first reported on it. Turns out, however, the story is true and Brown himself decided to address it by releasing a heartfelt apology on his band’s website.
My dad always said nothing good ever happens when you stay out late. It’s a lesson I learned the hard way last week, being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I attended a private gathering at a Miami-area hotel and had only been there for a short time when police officers arrived and arrested two people in the room who had just showed up a few minutes before. I did not know these people and had no idea that there were drugs in their possession. I cooperated fully with the authorities and am not part of any ongoing police investigation. Everyone is responsible for their actions, and I regret using poor judgment and putting myself in that position.
I am focused on continuing to make great music for my fans, and on representing my family and community well with our philanthropic work.
And next time I’ll make sure to remember what my dad taught me.
I guess we all have to be caught in a hotel room with blow-packing strippers at some point in our lives to grow as human beings. :0)
On a side note, TMZ reported earlier that there was a bit of a coverup by the police in this case. Reportedly, several of the officers were starstruck by Brown and asked for autographs. When Brown asked the police to keep his presence hush hush because of his wife and kids, they tried hard to make that happen. They obviously failed, but they worked hard at keeping Zac’s name out of it.
One bit of good news out of all of this is that Zac was eventually able to give police the prescription info for the pills he had on him when the room was searched and he’s now good to go.