The Nashville police division has confirmed to SPIN that singer/songwriter Michelle Department was detained for home abuse.
The arrest occurred after Department introduced her separation from her husband of three years, drummer Patrick Carney of the Black Keys. TMZ, which reported the story first, additionally famous that court docket data confirmed Department struck Carney within the face “one to 2 occasions.” Department’s bail was set at $1,000. She was reportedly launched from custody early as a result of she is breastfeeding the couple’s six-month-old youngster.
Department and Carney had been married in 2019. “To say that I’m completely devastated doesn’t even come near describing how I really feel for myself and for my household. The rug has been utterly pulled from beneath me and now I need to determine transfer ahead. With such babies, I ask for privateness and kindness,” Department mentioned on Thursday to TMZ. The announcement of their separation arrived simply hours after Department tweeted, then deleted, that Carney had an affair together with his supervisor.
Department grew to become well-known as a singer-songwriter within the early 2000s because of her top-selling albums The Spirit Room and Resort Paper. Her breakthrough monitor, “In every single place,” lately marked its twentieth anniversary this 12 months. Department’s duet with Santana, “The Sport of Love,” earned her a Grammy Award for pop collaboration with vocals.
Department is getting ready for the Sept. 16 launch of her upcoming fourth studio album, The Hassle with Fever. The performer has Webster Corridor in New York on her autumn tour itinerary. A consultant for Department has not but responded to SPIN‘s request for remark.