Boy Band singer Antony Costa is "mortified" after pictures of him urinating against a cash machine appeared in the Press.
The pictures appeared after it was announced that his band, Blue, would represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Germany in May.
He said: "I was on a night out, got a bit drunk and did something stupid. I am so, so sorry to have offended anyone.
"Obviously a cash machine is not a toilet. Normally I would have looked around for a letter box and pissed through that into someone's hall or lobby.
"Mind you, that can be a bit dodgy in a residential area - there may be a dog on the other side of the door.
"You're much safer in a shopping area - shops leave their lights on at night and you can see where the pee is going."