STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Axl Rose was arrested early Tuesday after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg at his hotel, police said.
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The Guns N’ Roses frontman was ordered held in jail by prosecutors on suspicion of attacking and threatening the guard, as well as causing damage to the Berns Hotel where the alleged scuffle took place, said police spokeswoman Towe Hagg.
Rose, 44, could be kept in jail until Friday, Hagg said.
Guns N’ Roses were scheduled to perform in Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday, but it was unclear whether the concert would be canceled, concert organizer Ema Telstar spokeswoman Catarina Oscarsson said.
Oscarsson said the band wasn’t traveling with a publicist and would not comment on the arrest.
Hagg told The Associated Press that Rose was drunk during the confrontation and was not questioned by police until he had sobered up.
“He was deemed too intoxicated to be questioned right away,” she said.
It was unclear what caused the fight, but Swedish tabloids said the guard tried to intervene when Rose started arguing with a woman in the hotel lobby.
Police officer Fredrik Nylen was quoted by the daily Aftonbladet Web site as saying Rose acted aggressively toward police and had to be handcuffed and restrained in the hotel.
“He kept a high profile, so to speak,” Nylen, one of the officers who helped arrest Rose, was quoted as saying.
Guns N’ Roses played a concert in Stockholm’s Globe Arena on Monday night, and had been partying at a well-known nightclub before the scuffle, Aftonbladet said.
In May, Rose and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger capped an evening out at a new club called The Plumm in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood with midnight fisticuffs.
The scuffle reportedly started after Rose moved the drink of Hilfiger’s girlfriend. According to Rose, Hilfiger, 55, smacked him in the arm and told him to put the drink back.
Rose was at the club to play a surprise set for “Rent” actress Rosario Dawson for her 27th birthday party.
He did perform, and dedicated the song “You’re Crazy” to “my good friend Tommy Hilfiger.”
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