Madina Lake Hospitalized
2010-06-30 by TTrent4 | 71 Comments

Madina Lake's bassist, Matthew Leone, was taken to the hospital after being beaten unconscious after trying to defend a woman in the streets of Chicago. Matthew's twin brother and frontman of the the band released some details of the altercation to his tumblr saying...

"I’m afraid I have some of the worst news that has ever hit our lives. It’s almost impossible to even type this update. A few nights ago, Matthew walked from my apt. a block and a half down the street to meet a friend for a drink. half way there he 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. He managed to subdue this guy for a second and since his wife was beat up pretty good called the cops.. as he did so the guy jumped him from behind and beat him. This guy did things I can’t even type. After words, he and his beaten wife left Matthew unconcious on the street. Matthew is in the hospital with a third of his skull removed as we wait for the swelling in his brain to go down."

The rest can be found on tumblr at http://madinaswan.tumblr.com/

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TTrent4
July 1st 2010

88 Comments


Crazy People!

PanasonicYouth
July 1st 2010

7411 Comments


holy shit that's harsh

East Hastings
July 1st 2010

4391 Comments


wtf i just posted this news hahaha either way thats some fucked up shit

drasticaction74
July 1st 2010

1727 Comments


Oh my god! he forgot about getting drunk!

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eternium
July 1st 2010

16336 Comments


Damn, that's sad.

TheGreatxIAm
July 1st 2010

18 Comments


fuck, that sucks.

ebay
July 1st 2010

501 Comments


that's so messed up.

blindsided21
July 1st 2010

146 Comments


Saw this on UG. Hope he gets better soon. Damn good thing he did.

OllieS
July 1st 2010

2030 Comments


Damn.

Gmork89
July 1st 2010

5502 Comments


I don't know who these guys are, but that's pretty bad ass of him to do. Too bad he didn't have a gun on him.

ShadowRemains
July 1st 2010

20488 Comments


what a prick (the abuser that is)

eternium
July 1st 2010

16336 Comments


inb4 gun rights arguing.

ThePalestMexican
July 1st 2010

2816 Comments


I don't like the band, but damn I hope he gets better

Gmork89
July 1st 2010

5502 Comments


"inb4 gun rights arguing."


Haha, guy deserved to get jocked.

Ghostechoes
July 1st 2010

1353 Comments


Awful, hopefully the guy who beat him will go to prison and get raped a million times.

Apollo
July 1st 2010

10287 Comments


brutal - hate this band but that was a pretty noble thing of him to do

ShadowRemains
July 1st 2010

20488 Comments


i'll bet the guy who beat him looked like matt from op. repo...

Eclectic
July 1st 2010

3302 Comments


When I saw this on the front page I was thinking of making a comment on how no one cares and they should probably die anyway.

Then I saw that he got bashed.
Shit dude, that's not funny, that's fucked up. Nobody deserves that.

sspedding
July 1st 2010

4752 Comments


terrible news.

HipsterHolocaust
July 1st 2010

774 Comments


no good deed ever goes unpunished

Fieryfenderz
July 1st 2010

1434 Comments


as much as i despise the band, still a cool guy

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2010

20856 Comments


Band can be fun at their catchy best. This is terrible news. What is the world coming to? They'll probably catch the guy & give him 1 night in a lock-up & 5 hours community service.

SHAKEandBAKE
July 1st 2010

1310 Comments


Never really listened to this band but I have an incredible amount of respect for that guy and I hope he recovers from this...

SHAKEandBAKE
July 1st 2010

1310 Comments


Never really listened to this band but I have an incredible amount of respect for that guy and I hope he recovers from this...

Quen
July 1st 2010

1633 Comments


Wow, that's fucked.

Oceans
July 1st 2010

934 Comments


poo

Oceans
July 1st 2010

934 Comments


lol jk didnt red the whole article that blows

HipsterHolocaust
July 1st 2010

774 Comments


This is terrible news. What is the world coming to? They'll probably catch the guy & give him 1 night in a lock-up & 5 hours community service.


Spec
July 1st 2010

27104 Comments


Band sucks but fuck that shit. Good for him to step in on that douchebag, hopefully the guy gets raped in jail.

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FruityCatOfDoom
July 1st 2010

2079 Comments


shit. if i was his brother right now id find that guy and fuck him up.

HipsterHolocaust
July 1st 2010

774 Comments


It'd be hard to find some random...

Obfuscation24
July 1st 2010

3939 Comments


Never heard the band, but I definitely have a hell of a lot of respect for someone who's willing to step in like that.

LetoAtreides
July 1st 2010

315 Comments


Pretty much what Obfuscation said. I've never gotten around to checking these guys out, but... dang.

CameronSetToKill
July 1st 2010

139 Comments


He's a hero in my book and i hope that woman gets beaten twice as hard.


DiceMan
July 1st 2010

7068 Comments


I saw this band live at an Anberlin concert and they weren't good. We left for their set.

But seriously, I've got nothing but respect for that guy as a person. This is terrible news.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2010

31053 Comments


That's messed up

Didn't this band used to go under another name?

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HipsterHolocaust
July 2nd 2010

774 Comments


He's a hero in my book and i hope that woman gets beaten twice as hard.

i don't think the woman left him there on her own accord... at least i hope not.

BSX
July 2nd 2010

1633 Comments


This is so messed up. You go out of your way to help someone and this shit happens, wtf!?

BrahTheSunGod
July 2nd 2010

1279 Comments


He's starting to recover a little bit... Here's some more information:

http://tinyurl.com/32k6nou

Apparently he had no health insurance as well. Band's raising support to help him pay for treatment, so if you guys are feeling
generous, I'm sure the band and his family would really appreciate it.

Looka
July 2nd 2010

48 Comments


Sucks, co-worker of mine really likes this band. I don't care for them at all, but he has some balls. Much respect, I wish him the best.

pneumoniahawk93
July 2nd 2010

275 Comments


That is an incredibly heroic thing to do. Not a fan of the band, but definitely have massive respect for the bassist at least.

MoosechriS
July 2nd 2010

4932 Comments


Horrific incident hope the dude recovers quickly.

Motiv3
July 2nd 2010

8921 Comments


messed up isnt even the word for this. Hope he recovers soon.

Tits McGee
July 2nd 2010

1876 Comments


wow, major respect for this guy. here's to hoping he makes a full recovery

vanderb0b
July 2nd 2010

3473 Comments


Damn...never heard of the band, but that was brave of him. Really hope he'll get better quickly.

DestroyHim
July 2nd 2010

173 Comments


damn violent motherf*ckas!

Titan50
July 2nd 2010

4588 Comments


Not a fan of the band, but fuck, seriously hope he gets better

Dogget
July 2nd 2010

781 Comments


Good on him for getting involved, hope there's no lasting damage

Skimaskcheck
July 2nd 2010

2360 Comments


he looks pretty bad from the picture, sucky news

VonManHead
July 2nd 2010

179 Comments


Where did you find the picture?

KritikalMotion
July 2nd 2010

2261 Comments


http://www.examiner.com/x-16859-Chicago-Performing-Arts-Examiner~y2010m7d1-Matthew-Leone-of-Madina-Lake-recovering-after-attack-Update

pic/vid there

Eclectic
July 2nd 2010

3302 Comments


http://www.examiner.com/x-16859-Chicago-Performing-Arts-Examiner~y2010m7d1-Matthew-Leone-of-Madina-Lake-recovering-after-attack-Update

pic/vid there

Jesus Christ

sexualsoybean
July 3rd 2010

911 Comments


Captain save a hoe to the rescue!

This is why you dont help women in that situation. they could care less and will probably end up helping their abuser stomp you. These women can only help themselves.

Too bad this dude had to learn that lesson the hard way

HipsterHolocaust
July 3rd 2010

774 Comments


damn, he looks bad.

anuspudding
July 3rd 2010

403 Comments


so i just checked out this band, and god damn was that awful.
not only is their music horrible, they all look like a bunch of queers...at least in the music video i just watched.

however, this story will forever earn that one member my highest level of respect

Comatorium.
July 4th 2010

4103 Comments


damn... a third of his skull removed. Hope he recovers.

Zip
July 4th 2010

5312 Comments


Hmm he kinda looks like Ewan McGregor.

Yeah might have been a bad idea of his part but still, a total badass.

Erratic
July 5th 2010

1120 Comments


props to that guy

Satellite
July 5th 2010

20727 Comments


Man, that sucks. Big ups to him for intervening. Hopefully he's okay.

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crazycobs
July 5th 2010

114 Comments


not an ml fan but that sucks man, props to him for sticking up for her, bitchin!

Crimson Death
July 5th 2010

533 Comments


Oh no! I met this guy, really cool dude. I'm in the area myself and the twins' dad owned a dermatology I used to go to. I should stop by there to give my support.

TheyTookOurJobs
July 5th 2010

1318 Comments


Damn thats gnarly

Unskathed123
July 6th 2010

368 Comments


Is there a Facebook page that's putting together a beat-down group for that douchebag woman-beater?

cleary21
July 6th 2010

671 Comments


i gotta say...the wife's a whore and a half for leaving the guy who just bailed her out to die in the street.

Satellite
July 7th 2010

20727 Comments


You don't know the circumstances; she probably feared for her life, and rightfully so.

This Matthew fellow is nothing short of a hero, though.

TRMshadow
July 7th 2010

4982 Comments


HOLY CRAP! How does this kind of stuff still happen?

I Will keep these guys in my prayers

Eclectic
July 7th 2010

3302 Comments


HOLY CRAP! How does this kind of stuff still happen?

Because as much as we want to believe that society has grown up past the brutality of the dark ages, it really hasn't.

cleary21
July 7th 2010

671 Comments


i wouldnt take it that far. If it was the dark ages it wouldn't have happened in a city.

HipsterHolocaust
July 8th 2010

774 Comments


You don't know the circumstances; she probably feared for her life, and rightfully so.


HipsterHolocaust
July 8th 2010

774 Comments


i wouldnt take it that far. If it was the dark ages it wouldn't have happened in a city.


mechatanner
September 16th 2010

269 Comments


May not be a fan of the band anymore (was a fan of Adalia though.) but damn, thats a good man. here, take this handfull of props.



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