Michael Madsen Hospitalized Following DUI Arrest
In a day that appears to have gone from bad to worse, Michael Madsen was hospitalized on Wednesday following an afternoon arrest.
The actor was arrested around 3 p.m. on suspicion of drunk driving along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. In a preliminary test, Madson registered a .21 blood alcohol level -- more than double the legal limit of .08.
While he was being booked, Madsen complained of a medical problem and was taken to a hospital. A representative for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department would not disclose the nature of Madsen’s ailment.
Madsen was cited and released by deputies at the hospital, where doctors insisted that he spend the night.
This is Madsen’s second arrest in the past six months. In March, the Reservoir Dogs star was arrested in his Malibu home after a reported drunken fight with his teenaged son. Prosecutors did not file charges citing a lack of evidence.
Best known for his roles in Kill Bill and Reservoir Dogs, as well as the family-friendly Free Willy, Madsen recently starred in Justin Bieber’s “As Long as You Love Me” music video, playing an overprotective father that beats the teen crooner to a pulp. Watch it here.
According to IMDb, the actor has numerous projects in the works. He is currently filming the indie thriller The Witching Hour and is slated to reprise his role in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.