The Dame Tu Amor star was arrested on an outstanding warrant at Ontario International Airport in California in September (15), amid allegations he attacked a concert promoter following a gig in Newberry, South Carolina on 16 August (15).

He was held without bail and extradited to South Carolina to face the charges in a court hearing last month (Oct15). He did not enter a plea, but was subsequently granted bond and allowed to return to his home in California, on the condition that he surrender his passport so he cannot leave the country.

Hernandez, 38, was also ordered to undergo random drug tests and stay away from his alleged victim and witnesses to the alleged altercation.

Now the singer has broken his silence on the legal "nightmare" in a video message to fans online, in which he addresses rumours suggesting he is seeking a big payday in exchange for an exclusive interview detailing his arrest.

"I want to thank my fans for all their prayers, their love and good vibes," he says in the footage. "It's important to reiterate that, as a result of the legal process I'm going through, my lawyers don't allow me to give interviews or statements regarding the case. That's why I haven't given interviews to any media.

"It's not, as some in very bad faith have said, because I'm looking to sell an exclusive interview. My interest at no time is one of economic gain for an interest that narrates or revives what has been a nightmare for me."

Hernandez is next due in court on 31 December (15).