ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus 'sorry' for Boston Marathon bombing joke

Melbourne, April 18 (ANI): ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus has apologised for making an offhand comment about the Boston Marathon blasts on a breakfast news program on Tuesday.

The 67-year-old singer made headlines in the UK with his reply to a question about how he keeps in such good shape during an interview with BBC One Breakfast.

"Well, I don't know, running is good - unless you're in the Boston Marathon," he said, before quickly adding "Which is terrible".

Ulvaeus apologised for the poor taste comment later that day by releasing a statement.

"This morning on BBC Breakfast I let my tongue slip with terrible results. I feel very, very bad about it, I am truly sorry and I hope that everybody understands that it was an unbelievably stupid slip of the tongue," the seventies superstar said.

"As everyone else I feel sorrow about what's happened and deep compassion with the victims of this atrocity," he added.

Meanwhile, outraged viewers took to Twitter after the show aired to share their thoughts on the slip-up.

"Bjorn Ulvaeus, how can you be that stupied and pull a joke about something so terrible? I am cleaning my lists from #abba songs," @danielwertheim said.

"Too soon Bjorn Ulvaeus, too soon for jokes about Boston Marathon blast.uproxx.com/music/2013/04/..." another fan, @RobertWange, wrote. (ANI)