Hank Williams Jr. Apologizes for 'Dumb Statement'

10/04/2011 at 03:10 PM EDT

Hank Williams Jr.: I'm Sorry for Comparing Obama to Hitler
Hank Williams Jr.
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Are you ready for some contrition?

Hank Williams Jr. issued an apology Tuesday for comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler during a TV interview.

"I have always been very passionate about Politics and Sports and this time it got the Best and Worst of me," Williams, 62, said in a statement on his website.

On Monday's Fox and Friends he likened the President's recent golf outing with Republican House Speaker John Boehner to "Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu."



In response, ESPN quickly dropped the country star's iconic "Are You Ready For Some Football?" promo from this week's Monday Night Football broadcast.

In his statement, written with random capitalizations, Williams explained, "The thought of the Leaders of both Parties Jukin and High Fiven on a Golf course, while so many Families are Struggling to get by simply made me Boil over and make a Dumb statement and I am very Sorry if it Offended anyone."

He ended the statement by saying, "This was Not written by some Publicist."

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