Former 80s pop idol ADAM ANT has been charged with threatening drinkers at a pub with a fake gun.
The singer, real name Stuart Goddard, became riled and pulled the imitation revolver when he was refused entry to a private party at the Prince Of Wales pub in London’s Kentish Town on Saturday night (January 12). He was arrested by armed police in a car near the pub following the incident. He has also been charged with causing criminal damage and assaulting a man in his 40s.
A statement from the Met Police reads: “A 47-year-old musician of Primrose Hill in London has been charged with possession of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence. He is also being charged with criminal damage and one count of actual bodily harm on a man in his 40’s.”
Ant has been bailed to appear before Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on Friday (January 18).
Ant formed Adam And The Ants in 1977. Dressing in dandy pirate gear on the advice of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, he enjoyed success in the early 80s with debut album ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, which spawned Number Two hit ‘Ant Music’.
Second album ‘Prince Charming’, brought two Number One singles, ‘Stand and Deliver’ and ‘Prince Charming’. The band split in 1982 and Ant pursued as successful solo career. He then concentrated on acting for a time, appearing in shows such as ‘The Equaliser’. A solo return in the mid-90s flopped.
Ant starts an 80s revival tour around UK arenas with other stars of the era in April.