Former Kiss rocker Vinnie Vincent has been cleared of an aggravated assault charge following an alleged bust-up with his wife last month (May11).
The guitarist - real name Vincent Cusano - was detained by cops at his home in Tennessee over allegations he had become embroiled in an altercation with his long term partner Diane Cusan. He was later freed on $10,000 (£6,250) bail.
Vincent has now issued a statement via his YouTube.com account, revealing the charge has been dropped and thanking fans for their support during such a difficult time.
He writes, "I thank you for helping me face my darkest struggle. You were there during my loneliest time when I was hopelessly lost with no direction... Your message of love became the moments that I will always remember... I am happy to announce that all charges alleged against me were dropped and the case dismissed. Unfortunately and very sadly I was falsely charged...
"To all of the 'truly genuine' friends and fans who sent me their heartfelt messages of support and love during my hurting time, I will answer each of you. I ask that you give me some time."