It’s like, April, but Lee Ryan has already managed to cultivate the year’s most depressing news story by getting caught drunk driving and – allegedly – possessing cocaine. The former ‘Blue’ star and one-time Celebrity Big Brother contestant is becoming – or has very much become – ‘one of those guys’. 

Lee RyanLee Ryan was arrested in the wee hours of Friday morning

"I can confirm that Lee was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning. He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and is awaiting a court date. He was charged with failure to provide a specimen and criminal damage. A controlled substance was found in his possession,” ready a statement released by his Ryan’s official spokesperson. 

The statement, though, was at it’s most pertinent when it called Ryan’s arrest a “low point” that “has caused considerable concern to Lee's family, loved ones, and of course the Blue boys... No excuses will be made on Lee's behalf, but he will be seeking professional help for those issues that he has been unable to overcome on his own."

A Met Police spokesman said: "Lee Ryan, 30, will appear on bail at Ealing Magistrates' court on Friday, May 2, charged with failing to provide a specimen and criminal damage." Lee was pulled over at 5.30am in West London while driving a Range Rover, reports suggest. 

Of course, if Ryan is struggling from any kind of substance abuse then our sympathies go out to him and his loved ones – addiction is no kind of joke. But this story smacks of a former celebrity desperately attempting to relive his hedonist days of Blue fame. Source: The Mirror

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