Mickey Madden, the bass player for Maroon 5, is taking a break from the band. The announcement came just weeks after his arrest for alleged domestic violence.

In a statement to Rolling Stone, Madden said, “I have some things that I need to deal with and address right now and so I have decided to leave Maroon 5. During this time I do not want to be a distraction to my bandmates. I wish them the absolute best.”

Madden was arrested on June 27 in Los Angeles with the charge “273.5(a)” which according to the California penal code is “any person who willfully inflicts corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon a victim.” Madden’s victim has not been identified.

The bass player posed a $50,000 bond and was released ahead of his court date, which is scheduled for September 29.

However, Madden didn’t say he wouldn’t return to the band in the future. In a statement, the bass player said, “I have taken a leave of absence from Maroon 5 for the foreseeable future.”

After Madden’s arrest was made public, a representative for Maroon 5 said, “We are deeply devastated by this disappointing news … We are looking at this very seriously.” There has been no comment from the band or Madden’s bandmates since his leave from Maroon 5 was announced.

Maroon 5 announced a string of 2021 concerts in North America earlier this week, including performances at Madison Square Garden in New York and Fenway Park in Boston. 

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