Madina Lake's Matthew Leone hospitalised after violent attack

Bassist victim of attack after helping woman in need

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Madina Lake bassist Matthew Leone has been hospitalised after being the victim of an attack in Chicago.

According to his twin brother, the band's frontman Nathan Leone, the bassist intervened in a domestic dispute one block away from his apartment. The man in question attacked Matthew from behind moments after police were called.

"I'm afraid I have some of the worst news that has ever hit our lives," wrote Nathan on his blog 'Madina Swan'. "A few nights ago Matthew saw a man severely beating his wife. Being the most amazing, strong, heroic and incredible person I know…even though the guy was twice his size, Matthew intervened… This guy did things I can't even type."

Matthew was left unconscious on the street by the couple, according to the frontman. One-third of his skull has been removed as doctors wait for the swelling in his brain to go down.

"I'd rather not share any additional information at this time," wrote Nathan. "He acted as a hero – as he always would in any of these situations – and is paying a horrific price.

"It has shocked, stunned, disgusted our best friends, family and band… The world can be evil beyond belief and as much as we want this evil eliminated, right now our hearts heads and energies need to go to my best friend, soul mate, hero, and angel, Matthew."

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