Writer Ning Caishen released after detention
Updated: 2014-07-07 14:46
Chen Wanning talks on reality show "If you are the one". [Photo/IC]
Stars who were troubled by drugs
Renowed Chinese scriptwriter, novelist and TV host Ning Caishen was released yesterday following a 10-day detention for possession of methamphetamine.
Ning, whose real name is Chen Wanning, was arrested for using methamphetamine in Beijing on June 24. The 39-year-old Shanghai native issued an apology on his official Sina Weibo account yesterday, vowing to never touch narcotics again.
In his apology, Chen said he initially decided to use drugs to ease the pressure of being a writer, but his decision has "brought a tremendous change" to his life in the past six months.
"I was questioned by a police officer about why I was using drugs, and he said my reasons were just an excuse," Chen wrote.
"At first, I was not happy with him blaming me, but realized later that he was right. No excuses can change the fact that using drugs is illegal."
Celebrities reposted Ning's apology online and expressed their support.
"Keep your promise. Fans are expecting more good things from you, and so am I," actress Yao Chen wrote.