Maroon 5’s Mickey Madden Taking Leave Of Absence After Arrest

Mickey Madden said he is taking a leave of absence from Maroon 5 after he was arrested for an alleged incident of domestic violence.

The pop rock and funk pop band’s bassist was arrested on June 28 in Los Angeles on a felony charge and was released on the same day on bail.

“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,” Madden said in a statement to People magazine. “During this time, I do not want to be a distraction to my bandmates. I wish them the absolute best.”

It is not exactly clear what the domestic violence incident was that Madden was involved in.

The Daily News reported quoting a spokesperson for the LAPD that the musician was charged with intimate partner violence.

This was not the first time that Madden got arrested. Police nabbed him in 2016 on drug charges.