Morgan Wallen Will Not Be in Court for the Hearing on His April Arrest — Here's Why

The country star was arrested on April 7 after he allegedly threw a chair from the roof of a Nashville bar

<p>Astrida Valigorsky/WireImage</p> Morgan Wallen performing at the CMA Awards in Nashville in November 2023

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Morgan Wallen performing at the CMA Awards in Nashville in November 2023

Morgan Wallen will not have to appear in court this week — but his hearing is still on.

The country star, 30, was scheduled to attend a court date in Nashville on Friday, May 3, nearly a month after he was arrested on three felony charges for allegedly throwing a chair off the roof of a Broadway bar.

But Wallen has waived his right to appear in court, meaning his attorney Worrick Robinson will appear on his behalf, PEOPLE confirms.

"The court has formally waived Morgan Wallen's appearance on Friday, May 3 as his presence is not required to advance the case,” Robinson says in a statement. “The Office of the District Attorney has been notified of the Appearance Waiver.”

The “Sand in My Boots” singer was arrested on April 7, just days after he kicked off the 2024 leg of his One Night at a Time World Tour. On Friday, the same day as his hearing, he’s set to play a show at Nissan Stadium for nearly 70,000 fans.

<p>Jason Davis/WireImage</p> Morgan Wallen at the CMA Awards in Nashville in November 2023

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Morgan Wallen at the CMA Awards in Nashville in November 2023

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Wallen — who recently headlined the Stagecoach music festival — addressed his arrest for the first time in a statement posted to his X account on April 19, in which he said he was “not proud” of his behavior.

"I didn't feel right publicly checking in until I made amends with some folks. I’ve touched base with Nashville law enforcement, my family, and the good people at Chief’s. I'm not proud of my behavior, and I accept responsibility," he wrote. "I have the utmost respect for the officers working every day to keep us all safe. Regarding my tour, there will be no change."

Nashville police said that two officers were standing in front of Chief’s Bar, a six-story bar and restaurant on Broadway, when they watched the chair fall from the rooftop to street level.

Wallen was subsequently arrested and charged with three counts of reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, according to court records obtained by PEOPLE.

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Following the ordeal, a source told PEOPLE Wallen wasn't expected at Chief's and didn't spend much time at the bar before allegedly throwing the chair. The insider added that most patrons and staff members weren't immediately aware of what happened.

"Morgan is generally a nice, fun person to hang out with, but when he gets going he doesn't know when to stop," the source told PEOPLE. "Morgan and alcohol is a problem and it's been a problem that keeps coming back around."

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