For the first time, Stoney LaRue has publicly addressed the domestic abuse incident that landed him in jail on July 21.
According to Oklahoma City Police, an altercation developed between LaRue and his girlfriend after he returned home after a long night of drinking. When his girlfriend, Amanda Winsworth, began blow drying her hair before leaving for work, LaRue became upset over the noise and threw some of Winsworth's belongings down the stairs. When she went to retrieve them, LaRue allegedly pushed her down the flight of stairs, causing minor injuries.
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On Aug. 29, LaRue posted this message to his fans through his Facebook page. "I am ready to get back to what I love to do, performing for all my loyal and supportive fans. I have felt the love from so many while I took this much-needed hiatus to re-center myself over the past month or so. This journey has taught me a lot about myself, and for this, I am very thankful," he said.
"I also wanted to apologize for the canceled shows, but I assure you that you are going to see the best me possible," LaRue continued. "I am honored to have your support during this very important time in my life. I have learned a ton and now ready to do what I do love to do. Play music for my fans. I look forward to seeing you all as we head back out on the road in September. I truly appreciate all your concerns and encouragement during this chapter in my life."
LaRue will play his first show since the incident on Sept. 10 in Wichita Falls, TX. A full list of upcoming tour dates is available at his website.