Madina Lake bassist Matt Leone is in hospital in a "critical condition" after stepping in to stop a man savagely beating his wife in the street.
Bandmate and brother Nathan says that Matt intervened when he saw the fight, and was left unconscious in the street for his efforts.
Doctors had to remove a third of his skull to reduce swelling on his brain. Matt is reportedly in a critical condition.
Nathan blogged: "I'm afraid I have some of the worst news that has ever hit our lives. It's almost impossible to even type this update. A few nights ago, Matthew walked from my apt. a block and a half down the street to meet a friend for a drink."
"Half way there he saw a man severely beating his wife. Being the most amazing, strong, heroic and incredible person I know, even though the guy was twice his size, Matthew intervened.
"He managed to subdue this guy for a second and since his wife was beat up pretty good called the cops.. as he did so the guy jumped him from behind and beat him. This guy did things I can't even type. After words, he and his beaten wife left Matthew unconcious on the street.
"Matthew is in the hospital with a third of his skull removed as we wait for the swelling in his brain to go down. I'd rather not share any additional information at this time besides the fact that he acted as a hero and is paying a horrific price."
Madina Lake headlined Rock Radio's Third Birthday party, where Matt's animated bass was one of the fans' highlights.
Thanks for the report to RockRadio.