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While "The Voice" judge was filming his hit show down under, someone from housekeeping discovered marijuana in Madden's hotel room at the Darling Hotel in the Star casino in Sydney. According to police in New South Wales, cops executed a search warrant of the room around 10:30 p.m. and found a small amount of weed.
The 34-year-old Good Charlotte singer has released a statement about the incident on Tumblr:
"Sunday while I was at work, a hotel employee found a small amount of marijuana in my hotel room. The police were called and responded. Sydney is my adopted home and I appreciate the way the NSW police handled the situation. They have informed me there will be no charges. I hope this didn't cause too much drama for anyone."
While Madden will not be charged, he has however, been kicked out of the Darling Hotel, omg! has confirmed. A spokesperson for the hotel says the company has a zero tolerance policy for prohibited drugs and that this rule applies to everyone, whether you are famous or not.
Madden is married to Nicole Richie and the couple has two kids together: daughter Harlow, 5, and son Sparrow, 3.
- Joel Madden