Dennis Rodman on CNN rant: "I had been drinking"

"I want to apologize," the former basketball star and self-appointed North Korea envoy said in a statement. "I take full responsibility for my actions. It had been a very stressful day. Some of my teammates were leaving because of pressure from their families and business associates. My dreams of basketball diplomacy was quickly falling apart. I had been drinking. It's not an excuse but by the time the interview happened I was upset. I was overwhelmed. It's not an excuse, it's just the truth."

Above, Rodman sings "Happy Birthday" to Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and presidium member of the Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Jong Un.