Former Australian Idol singer Shannon Noll has been charged over the assault of a bouncer at the Crazy Horse Revue in Adelaide.
The incident involving the father of three happened in the early hours of Sunday morning outside the well known strip club.
Footage has emerged showing Noll being questioned outside the club by a number of security guards. A 19 year old patron who was waiting to enter the establishment at the time says Noll was being forcibly removed from the venue by security guards. He said: “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.”
Police have confirmed that the singer who was in Adelaide to perform at a music festival in Mannum had been arrested and charged with two counts of assault and was bailed to appear in the Magistrates Court in February.
Noll married his long-time girlfriend Rochelle Ogston in 2004 and the couple share three children together, sons Cody, Blake and a daughter Sienna.
In 2008 the singer opened up about his drug and alcohol struggles and spoke of hitting his lowest point when his dad died in 2001.
“I thought I’d have a crack at everything. I didn’t let myself think about him when I was smashed. Consequently, I found myself getting smashed a lot.’’
The birth of his kids was the motivation he needed to kick the habit for good.
“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.”
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