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Dennis Rodman would switch places with American held in North Korea

Rodman during his visit to North Korea
Rodman during his visit to North Korea.

Dennis Rodman has offered to trade places with American Kenneth Bae, who is currently imprisoned in North Korea.

The former-NBA star had previously suggested Bae was responsible for his imprisonment, which is in relation to alleged attempts to overthrow the North Korean government, but today revealed he was willing to do anything to help:

"I have sympathy - I don't want anyone in any country or anywhere in the world to be hostage for something maybe they did or did not do," he told CNN reporter Chris Cuomo

Rodman was speaking from a substance abuse rehab facility he checked into shortly after returning from his controversy riddled tour of North Korea.

He had been in the secretive country to lead a team of ex-NBA players in an exhibition game to honor North Korean leader Kim Jung Un's 31st birthday. 

However, during the trip, Rodman appeared in a CNN interview drunk, appearing to question Bae's right to freedom. He has since admitted he knows nothing about the case.

And today Rodman spoke of his willingness to help solve the situation, even offering to remain in North Korea in place of Bae:

"I would do anything...if they said, 'We'll take Dennis Rodman and we'll let Kenneth Bae go', you know what? I'd do that, straight ahead.

"Take me. I would do that." 

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