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Maroon 5’s Mickey Madden takes ‘leave of absence’ after arrest

Maroon 5 bassist Mickey Madden is ‘taking leave of absence’ after being arrested on domestic violence charges in LA: ‘I do not want to be a distraction’

  • The 41-year-old musician was arrested on Saturday, June 27 for alleged domestic violence in Los Angeles
  • He said: ‘I have some things that I need to deal with and address right now and so I have decided to take a leave of absence from Maroon 5 for the foreseeable future’ 
  • This came just a day after Maroon 5 announced rescheduled dates for their previous concerts which were postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • As they were originally scheduled to kick off tour in May, it has now set to begin on July 15, 2021 
  • Madden is not married and the alleged victim has not been identified 
  • A spokesperson for Maroon 5 said: ‘We are deeply devastated by this disappointing news. As we learn more, we are looking at this very seriously.’
  • Madden was arrested for cocaine possession in 2016 and accepted a community service deal 

Maroon 5 bassist Mickey Madden is taking a leave of absence from his band two weeks after he was arrested on allegations of domestic violence.

The 41-year-old musician confirmed to People magazine on Tuesday that he is stepping away from the group after being taken into custody.

He said: ‘I have some things that I need to deal with and address right now and so I have decided to take a leave of absence from Maroon 5 for the foreseeable future.

‘I do not want to be a distraction’: Maroon 5 bassist Mickey Madden (seen in November 2018) told People magazine Tuesday that he is taking a leave of absence from his band two weeks after he was arrested on allegations of domestic violence

‘During this time, I do not want to be a distraction to my bandmates. I wish them the absolute best.’

This came just a day after Maroon 5 announced rescheduled dates for their previous concerts which were postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As they were originally scheduled to kick off tour in May, it has now set to begin on July 15, 2021. 

Bond: This came just a day after Maroon 5 announced rescheduled dates for their previous concerts which were postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

 Bond: This came just a day after Maroon 5 announced rescheduled dates for their previous concerts which were postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The musician was booked on Saturday, June 27 in Los Angeles under penal code 273.5(a) which is described as ‘willfully inflicting a traumatic injury on a spouse or cohabitant’ LAPD confirmed to Page Six.

Madden isn’t married and the identity of the alleged victim has not been given.

Madden was released from custody after posting $50,000 bail, the website reports. If convicted he faces up to six years in prison and a $6,000 fine. 

The musician was booked on Saturday, June 27 in Los Angeles under penal code 273.5(a) which is described as 'willfully inflicting a traumatic injury on a spouse or cohabitant' LAPD confirmed to Page Six, as he is seen in August 2014

The musician was booked on Saturday, June 27 in Los Angeles under penal code 273.5(a) which is described as ‘willfully inflicting a traumatic injury on a spouse or cohabitant’ LAPD confirmed to Page Six, as he is seen in August 2014 

A spokesperson for Maroon 5 said: ‘We are deeply devastated by this disappointing news. As we learn more, we are looking at this very seriously.

‘For now, we are allowing all of the individuals involved the space to work things through.’

It’s not the first time Madden has had a scrape with the law. He was arrested on cocaine charges in 2016.

The LAPD confirmed Madden was arrested under penal code 273.5(a) which is described as 'willfully inflicting a traumatic injury on a spouse or cohabitant'

The LAPD confirmed Madden was arrested under penal code 273.5(a) which is described as ‘willfully inflicting a traumatic injury on a spouse or cohabitant’

Madden was with James ‘Bingo’ Gubelmann, the former boyfriend of Ivanka Trump, outside a bar in New York when police claim they saw Madden hand him a vial of drugs.

At the time, Madden’s lawyer told the New York Daily News that it was Gubelmann who had the cocaine all along, and that his client never even touched the vial.

‘He was purely innocent. He didn’t possess any narcotics. The individual he was with did but he didn’t.’

A spokesperson for the band said: 'We are deeply devastated by this disappointing news. As we learn more, we are looking at this very seriously.'

A spokesperson for the band said: ‘We are deeply devastated by this disappointing news. As we learn more, we are looking at this very seriously.’

It's not the first time Madden has had a scrape with the law. He was arrested on cocaine charges in 2016. He served one day of community service

It’s not the first time Madden has had a scrape with the law. He was arrested on cocaine charges in 2016. He served one day of community service

He then added; ‘He’s a good guy. He’s not somebody who has ever had any interaction with the law before.’

Madden agreed to do one day of community service after appearing in Manhattan Criminal Court and his record was expunged six months later. 

Gubelmann meanwhile agreed to enter a treatment readiness program. 

Madden has been playing with Adam Levine and Maroon 5 since their early days. He also played with the band in the 1990s, before they found fame and were known as Kara’s Flowers.

Longtime band member: Madden has been playing with Adam Levine and Maroon 5 since their early days and also played with Levine in Kara's Flowers before they found fame

Longtime band member: Madden has been playing with Adam Levine and Maroon 5 since their early days and also played with Levine in Kara’s Flowers before they found fame

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