Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan is due in court today charged with assault.
The rock singer, 39, is expected to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court accused of assault by beating on April 9 this year.
He quit Kasabian on Monday with the band releasing a statement saying he was dealing with “personal issues” and wanted to concentrate on “getting his life back on track”.
Tom Meighan is stepping down from Kasabian by mutual consent. Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behaviour for quite some time and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track. We will not be commenting further.— KasabianHQ (@KasabianHQ) July 6, 2020
He subsequently wrote on Twitter: “Following today’s announcement I just wanted to let you all know that I am doing well. I’m in a really good place now.
“Thanks for all your love and support. I’ll be seeing you all very soon.”
Meighan’s departure from Kasabian leaves guitarist Serge Pizzorno and bassist Chris Edwards as the only remaining founding members, with current drummer Ian Matthews joining the group in 2004.
It is not clear whether Kasabian will seek to replace Meighan as lead vocalist.