Taiwanese actor Kai Ko was released from detention this morning (Aug 29), two weeks after being busted for smoking marijuana. His parents arrived at the detention facility half an hour before he was due to be released, where a large media crowd had gathered to catch a glimpse of the star.
Upon his release at midnight, he was whisked off to his Beijing hotel in a squad car, where reporters awaited his arrival. The large group of media reportedly ambushed Kai once he disembarked, where he is said to have hurled vulgarities at them and was pulled away by his security team before the situation got out of hand.
At 2.30pm, the actor held a press conference to apologise for his misdeeds, which was also attended by his boss Angie Chai and his parents. Breaking into tears soon after speaking into the microphone, the visibly emotional 23-year-old started, “I did wrong; there’s no explanation, no reason nor excuse. I was plain wrong.”
He continued, “I was very fortunate to have been given so many chances and everyone has been very supportive of me throughout my career but I never realised that my success doesn’t just belong to me, it belongs to everyone who loves and supports me.”
Kai added, “The trust that everyone had in me – directors, fellow actors, crew and so on has been broken and I can only say that I’m sorry to them and I never thought I would feel so upset because of the consequences of my actions on them. (…) To the fans who have supported me, I’ve disappointed you and I’ve done wrong. I’m definitely in the wrong and did something illegal; never emulate my actions.”