Over Adelaide strip club assault

Noll was arrested and charged over the assault of a bouncer in the early hours of Sunday morning outside the Crazy Horse Revue on Hindley Street in Adelaide’s CBD.

As more details of the incident emerged on Monday, witness Alastair Longmuir — who was outside the club when he saw the commotion happen — said the former Australian Idol star was “really aggressive”.

“He was yelling and screaming and being really aggressive,” the 19-year-old told AAP.

“He was saying, ‘I’m Shannon Noll. Let me back into the Crazy Horse’.” At some stage Noll allegedly punched a security guard and Mr Longmuir said it was at that point Noll was swiftly taken to the ground by guards before “four policemen pinned him down and took him away in a police car”.

Hindley Street revellers who saw the incident started singing Noll’s best-known hit.

“As he was thrown to the ground these strangers started singing What About Me to him,” Mr Longmuir said.

On Sunday night, police confirmed a 41-year-old NSW man had been arrested and charged with two counts of assault, and was bailed to appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court in February.

Footage shown on Nine News from the incident shows Noll being questioned by a number of security guards outside the strip club.

Noll had been in South Australia to perform at a music festival in Mannum, east of Adelaide, on Saturday.

His manager David Woodward said there would be no comment in relation to the singer’s arrest or the incident in Adelaide for legal reasons. But he said upcoming tour dates would go ahead, including his scheduled appearance at the Mornington Racecourse on January 21 and 22 as part of the Red Hot Summer Tour.

Billing itself as the ‘Home of Miss Nude Australia’, strip club Crazy Horse Revue “brings you the most luscious international performers,” according to its website.

The singer burst onto the scene back in 2003 when he came runner-up to Guy Sebastian in the first series of Australian Idol. While he hasn’t released an album in six years, in 2016 he launched a new single off the back of his new-found fame as a popular internet meme.