Shannon Noll Arrested Over Strip Club Assault
Former Australian Idol star Shannon Noll was arrested and charged over the assault of a bouncer at an Adelaide strip club over the weekend accordong to News.com
The Advertiser reports that the "What About Me" singer was involved in an incident outside a venue called Crazy Horse Revue in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Police have confirmed that a 41-year-old NSW man was arrested and charged with two counts of assault, and was bailed to appear in Court in February.
Noll had been in the area to perform at a music festival in Mannum, east of Adelaide, on Saturday.
Footage shown on Nine News from the incident shows Noll being questioned by a security outside the strip club.
Witness Alstair Longmuir told Nine the singer had been kicked out of the club.
“He got really aggressive, and kept being like ‘I’m Shannon Noll, let me back into the Crazy Horse, and punched a security guard. Then four policemen pinned him down and took him away in a police car."
Noll has previously spoken about his battle with substance abuse, telling the Daily Telegraph in 2008 that his lowest point came after the death of his father in 2001.
“I thought I’d have a crack at everything...Consequently, I found myself getting smashed a lot.’’
Noll said he eventually gave up drugs for his kids.
“I got to a stage where I had to own up to it,’’ he said.
“I’d turned into a zombie on the lounge. I wasn’t doing anything useful.”