Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones has been released on bail after being arrested for possible domestic assault.

The guitarist was picked up by police Wednesday evening near his home in Esher, in southern England and released the following day.

"I can confirm that there was an incident...and that Ronnie Wood was arrested," said Wood's spokesman. The arrest comes on the heels of Wood's highly publicized divorce last month. His marriage collapsed after he started dating a young Russian woman.

Police in Surrey, England, released few details about the incident, which is still under investigation. Police would not say who made the assault complaint against Wood. Asked about Wood, police said only that a 62-year-old man from the town of Esher had been taken into custody Wednesday night on suspicion of assault in connection with a domestic incident.

Wood spent Wednesday night (Dec. 2) in police custody before being released on bail to face further inquiries in January.

Wood's private life has been in turmoil for more than a year since he started a high profile relationship with Russian Ekaterina Ivanova, a 20-year-old cocktail waitress.

That relationship led to his divorce last month by Jo Wood, his wife of 24 years, on the grounds of adultery. He and Wood have two children together.