A man, whose identity is unknown, physically assaulted Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine Monday. The authorities captured the man immediately afterwards; Levine’s condition is not grave; he’s expected to make a full recovery.
The 36 year old pop star sensation had just finished filming an episode of The Voice when he was confronted by his car.
“I was just about to drive home when a man yelled to me,” Levine recalled, “He said something along the lines of, ‘Hey! You’re the lead singer of Kara’s Flowers!'” Kara’s Flowers was a group Levine and three friends formed in high school. After releasing an album and failing, the band regrouped and added a fifth member, renaming themselves Maroon 5.
“That was a long time ago…” Levine said gravely, “Most people don’t bring that up to me these days; I swear only twenty six people have mentioned Kara’s Flowers to me since 2007.”
After Levine mentioned to the man that those days were long past, he suddenly became very violent.
“I have the tendency of getting very physical,” Levine admitted, “But this man was on a whole other level. I took a swift punch to the cheek and I went down…” Levine’s colleague Pharrell Williams witnessed this and quickly took down the man.
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Williams reported, “This guy just walks up to Adam and slugs him right in the face. I was able to get behind him and knock him down like a hurricane. This entire experience didn’t make me happy at all.”
Thanks to William’s takedown, a few security guards from inside the building were able to apprehend the man until the authorities arrived.
“I really lucked out,” Levine laughed, “If Pharrell wasn’t there, who knows if I would have been able to fix this!”
The injury will not affect the release of Maroon 5’s new compilation album, Singles, releasing on Friday.
“The album has already released in Japan,” Levine said, “We can’t hold back the release just because I took a punch to the face.”
Singles will feature 12 hit songs from Maroon 5’s past. When asked about controversial omissions to Singles, such as Songs About Jane‘s “Sunday Morning,” and “Harder To Breathe,” as well as Kara’s Flower’s “Soap Disco,” Levine responded with, “What does this have to do with me getting assaulted? Anyway, those songs were made a long time ago so they don’t get to be on the album of songs we made a long time ago.”