RHONY star Luann de Lesseps apologizes after drunken incident at gay bar | Entertainment
Luann de Lesseps has issued an apology after she was allegedly “kicked out of a piano bar” for drunken behavior.
The ‘Real Housewives of New York’ star insists she is recovering from an alcohol addiction and admitted she slipped after a video emerged showing she was ‘sending versions confused about songs” and being booed at the gay bar Townhouse in the Big Apple.
In a social media post, the 56-year-old reality star wrote: “This week, after an unfortunate incident, I was confronted with the truth.
“I want to apologize to the Townhouse staff and anyone else I may have offended with my behavior.
“Obviously my struggles with alcohol are real! Although I have made great strides over the years, there have been times when I have fallen.
“It’s one day at a time! I’m recovering and taking steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again. (sic)”
She signed the message: “I am grateful to my family and friends for their constant support.”
According to the New York Post’s Page Six column, Luann performed her song “Money Can’t Buy You Class” and said to one of the people who booed her, “f*** you,” before apparently being kicked out of the bar.
Following the incident earlier this week, Luann said via a spokesperson, “I got up and sang some Broadway songs that they were playing.
“I realize I was a bit tipsy, but we were having fun and it was getting late. I was rehearsing and was in the mood to sing a few songs. So Jim [Kierstead] said to me: ‘Lu, I have an early rehearsal’, then we left around midnight, 11:30 p.m.
In 2017, Luann was charged with assault and battery, disorderly intoxication and trespassing after an altercation with an officer.
She pleaded guilty to all three counts and was ordered to perform 50 hours of unpaid work, attend AA meetings and clean herself up.
The former Countess checked herself into rehab again in 2018 and previously shared how seeing how pop star Demi Lovato dealt with her own addictions prompted her to seek help.
She said in 2019: “You know who was really inspirational was also Demi Lovato, because she was very public about her fight and I think that’s important.
“It’s kind of a private thing. But there are a lot of celebrities at the meetings, so I don’t feel so alone.”
Demi, 29, had been in rehab after their near-fatal overdose in 2018.