(Al-Jazeera) Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has apologised for his televised outburst about a US missionary detained in North Korea, explaining that he had been stressed and drinking at the time.
Rodman was roundly criticised for his angry tirade in an interview with CNN, in which he appeared to suggest that the missionary, Kenneth Bae, had merited the prison sentence of 15 years handed down last year.
"I want to first apologise to Kenneth Bae's family," Rodman said in a statement released on Thursday by his publicist and cited by CNN.
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"I embarrassed a lot of people."