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Vince Neil cited for battery after scuffle

Vince Neil
Vince Neil (Image credit: Getty)

Former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has been cited for battery by Las Vegas police.

Neil was outside the city’s Aria Hotel with actor Nicolas Cage last week when he allegedly grabbed an unnamed woman by the hair after she asked Cage for an autograph.

TMZ released a video showing Cage restraining Neil, with Cage saying: “Stop this shit now.” The incident with the woman isn’t shown.

Officers arrived at the hotel after a complaint from the woman and they cited Neil for misdemeanour battery but didn’t arrest him. If convicted, Neil faces a maximum jail time of six months.

Motley Crue wrapped up their final show in Los Angeles on December 31. Neil is currently working on his fourth solo album and hinted he could tour on the back of the material.

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