Seal goes on Twitter rant in defence of Joel Madden’s drug bust in Sydney hotel
Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden was busted with marijuana in his possession at his Sydney hotel on Sunday, but his fellow ‘The Voice Australia’ coach Seal has jumped to his defence on Twitter – engaging in a heated rant, which he later deleted.
Joel himself confirmed the news that drugs were found in his hotel room by addressing the situation in a Tumblr post yesterday, stating that “a small amount of marijuana” was found by a hotel employee while he was working and “police were called and responded.”
“Sydney is my adopted home and I appreciate the way the NSW police handled the situation. They have informed me there will be no charges. I hope this didn't cause too much drama for anyone,” he added.
But Madden’s pal Seal seems to feel that the situation has not been handled well by either the hotel or the Aussie media, which lead to the singer sounding off on Twitter and later deleting all but one of the posts.
E! News has obtained screenshots of the tweets, which began: “@TheVoiceAU @JoelMadden All my Brother has done since he's been here is serve this country by attending numerous kids hospitals cont…..”
Seal continued: “homeless shelters, provide time and love for disabled kids, represent at the Logies and not to mention bring hope to aspiring artists...across the nation with his authenticity and heart. Yet having a joint in the privacy of his hotel room is worthy of front page news??? cont.
“Way to respect a guest in your country trash media, way to make us feel welcome. Keep it up..sure we'll be back next year. and yes, I say we because it's just a matter of time before you gun us all down. Hell, you even it you're own @DeltaGoodrem who's a national treasure!!
“It's a shame. I for one will not stand by and watch you attempt to destroy my Brother, you gun one you gun us all! Shame one the Star cont..,” he continued.
“You ask him to meet n greet a cancer victim in your hotel then send police to his room?? Nice…very classy..keep it up Judas. I'm done here. can't wait to go home,” he concluded, but within two hours, the rocker had deleted all except the first tweet and followed up with a series of apologetic posts.
“I want to apologise for my rant earlier. Joel is one of my best friends and I was really hurting for him,” he confessed.
“I want to say I have loved being in Australia, I've loved working on The Voice and with an incredibly talented group of Australian artists.
“It's been almost 11 weeks away from my kids and me saying ‘I can’t wait to go home’ was me missing being home with them,” he concluded just over an hour ago.
— Lucy Slight