Former NBA star puts CNN rant down to drink

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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has apologised for his public outburst on CNN.

Rodman has been criticised for publicly backing North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un.

Ex-Chicago Bulls forward Rodman appeared in a basketball match along with several other former NBA stars to celebrate Kim Jong-Un's birthday.

Rodman did not take to kindly to questions - asked by CNN's Chris Cuomo - about why he had travelled to North Korea to visit Kim Jong-Un.

The 52-year-old, who sang 'happy birthday' to the leader during the match, has since apologised for his rant.

Rodman issued a statement saying: "I want to apologize. I take full responsibility for my actions.

"It had been a very stressful day. ... I had been drinking. ... I want to first apologize to Kenneth Bae's family. ... I embarrassed a lot of people. I'm very sorry."

You can see Rodman's rant on CNN above.

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