Tool drummer Danny Carey was arrested following an altercation at the Kansas City airport in Missouri on Sunday, December 12.
According to TMZ, Carey “was getting down to it with an employee who worked in security at the airport.” A later update reported that the drummer pushed the person “in the chest with two fingers” and shouted “‘You are a fucking queer!’ several times. “In a video, Carey can be seen arguing with police following the alleged incident.
“Are you really arresting me for assault?” Who have I assaulted? Tool drummer can be heard saying. “I just wanna get the hell out of here.”
Rolling stone confirmed the arrest, with a Kansas City Department of Aviation spokesperson noting that the “report of a disturbance between two men at an airport terminal” arrived at around 7 p.m. local time.
Carey was transported to a nearby police station where he was convicted of minor assault (his photo ID can be seen in the tweet below). The drummer and Tool have both declined to comment on the incident so far.
Carey was in his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, this weekend, playing with the University of Kansas group in a basketball game against their rivals, the University of Missouri. Carey has joined in for a rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s classic “Fire”.
The rocker’s arrest comes less than a month before Tool begins his US tour in 2022. The trek begins Jan. 10 in Eugene, Oregon, with a performance in Kansas City scheduled for March 15.
âIt is with great pleasure that I can announce our return to the road,â Carey said in a September press release announcing the tour. âThe past 18 months have been trying to say the least, but great trials come great lessons and great rewards. We are really looking forward to sharing them with you.
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