Mickey Madden of Maroon 5 has taken a leave of absence from the band, according to several published reports.
The bass player steps away from the Los Angeles pop-rock outfit just weeks after his arrest for alleged domestic violence.
“I have some things that I need to deal with and address right now and so I have decided to leave Maroon 5,” Madden said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “During this time," the statement continues, "I do not want to be a distraction to my bandmates. I wish them the absolute best.”