Blue's Simon Webbe shows support for bandmate Lee Ryan after his arrest

Published Sunday, Apr 13 2014, 07:50 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Blue's Simon Webbe has shown his support for bandmate Lee Ryan after his recent arrest.

The singer, 36, took to Twitter on Saturday (12 April) to publicly back his troubled friend.

Blue's Simon Webbe and Lee Ryan

© Twitter / @simonwebbe1

Blue's Simon Webbe and Lee Ryan

© Twitter / @simonwebbe1

Celebrity Big Brother star Lee was arrested on Friday for alleged drink driving and suspected drug possession.

And, just hours after the news broke, Simon posted a message directly to his friend on Twitter.

He wrote: "On the outside you see one thing but deep down your sinking! @LeeRyanMusic WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS OUR FANS KNOW YOU! Stay strong brother."

Fellow Blue member Antony Costa retweeted the message.

Blue, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Duncan James, Antony Costa
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Date Created : 05/03/2013
Location : London, United Kingdom

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After Simon posted the message, fans responded with their own words of support.

One wrote: "We'll always be here for him! All that he needs right now is our support, not haters' judgment. #StayStrongLee."

While another loyal fan tweeted: "Love the boy to bits! Mistakes & everything! Dont agree with his ways sometimes, but his music is somethin else x."

Lee spent Friday morning at a police station after being pulled over by police who saw him driving dangerously in London in the early hours of the morning.

The singer's official spokesperson released a statement saying: "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.

Celebrity Big Brother: Lee Ryan gets evicted (26 January 2014).

© Channel 5

"He was charged with failure to provide a specimen and criminal damage. A controlled substance was found in his possession.

"This low point 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."

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