Usain Bolt Spends JM$1.8 million at London Nightclub, Forgets To Pay Bill
Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt reportedly dashed off without settling his bill bar which was worth £10,000 pounds (1.8 million Jamaican dollars) after partying at Drama, an exclusive celebrity nightclub in London.
The Jamaican sprint superstar, 29, enjoyed a night out at the new Mayfair club over the weekend, where he bought bottles of Belvedere vodka and Dom Perignon champagne for his entourage.
He even joined the club’s DJ in behind the decks while celebs including Daisy Lowe and Lindsay Lohan partied nearby. However, the six-time Olympic gold medalist returned the following day to pay up after realizing his mistake.
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“Usain was having such a great time enjoying himself on his night out, he completely forgot to settle up at the end,” a source told the Daily Mirror.
“He’d been ordering loads of expensive drinks to his table – there were bottles and bottles of Belvedere vodka and Dom Perignon champagne,” the source added.
“He must have just thought he’d sorted a tab to pay, as it was clearly a genuine mistake,” the source continued.
“As soon as he realized the following morning, he was mortified. He insisted on going back personally to apologize for the mishap,” said the source.
Cleaners at the nightspot, situated on Park Lane, were surprised to be interrupted mid-shift when a sheepish Bolt returned the following day.
To avoid making a scene, the athlete returned via a fire exit and presented staff with his credit card, while making a heartfelt apology.
“Usain’s a great guy and we loved having him at the club,” a spokesperson for the club said.
“He’s more than welcome to come back any time. We might just have to make sure our door staff have a head start on him when he makes for the exit.”
Usain Bolt arrived in London soon after he won 3 World Championship titles in Beijing, China last month.
He missed the final Diamond League race of 2015 when he announced an early end to his athletic season in in August.