• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest

Adam Lambert on Finland Arrest: 'Embarrassed by Drunkeness'

Adam Lambert - P 2011
Getty Images

The former "American Idol" contestant spent several hours in jail after an incident outside of a Helsinki gay bar.

Just one day after former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert was jailed in Finland as a result of a skirmish that broke out outside of a gay bar on Thursday, he took to his Twitter to express some thoughts on the incident.

GALLERY: The Best (and Worst) Moments of AMAs 2011

“Violence is not to be taken lightly. Embarrassed by drunkenness,” Lambert wrote on Friday.

It was reported on Thursday that Lambert spent several hours in a Finnish jail Thursday after being arrested outside a Helsinki gay bar following a brawl with his Finnish boyfriend, local reality star Sauli Koskinen.

STORY: 'X Factor': What the 'American Idol' Alums Think of Simon Cowell's New Show

However, Lambert also took to Twitter to make clear that the level of violence was overstated by some media outlets.

“No punches thrown, no injuries and no charges. Media always exaggerates,” he wrote on Twitter.

According to Petri Juvonen, who headed up the police investigation into the event, Lambert and Koskinen were arrested at around 4 a.m. Thursday morning outside DTM (Don’t Tell Mama), a famous Helsinki gay club. Both men were held for questioning as local police investigated a total of four possible assault offenses. Juvonen told the Hollywood Reporter that the two would likely be released after being interrogated.

The two were released on Thursday afternoon. Koskinen later blogged about the incident, writing in Finnish (as translated by Google): "Celebrities are people too and fame is not easy. Love is not always easy either, but it's forever." Koskinen goes on to say that the "hangover is gone already" and "Paparazzi, police stations have back doors, too, go away already."

Not long after, Lambert tweeted:

Jetlag+Vodka=blackout. Us÷blackout=irrational confusion. jail+guilt+press=lesson learned.Sauli+Adam+hangover burgers= laughing bout it. :)

Lambert arrived in Finland on Monday, Dec. 19 to celebrate Christmas with Koskinen