[update] Bruno was allegedly in possession of cocaine. More details can be found here [/update]
In a surprising and unfortunate turn of events, it’s being reported that Bruno Mars was arrested in Vegas early Sunday morning after a show in Vegas. Details are sparse for now but it appears he was confronted by authorities and found to be in posession of an unnamed narcotic. If the charges are true, this is a sad set back for the rising star.
According to the Las Vegas Journal-Review, the 23-year-old singer (born Peter Gene Hernandez), who is preparing to drop his full-length solo debut, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, next month, was arrested at 2:40 a.m. on Sunday, after security at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino confronted him in a bathroom and allegedly found him to be in possession of narcotics.
At press time a spokesperson for the Las Vegas Police Department could not be reached for confirmation of the arrest or for information on what drugs Mars is said to have possessed at the time of his arrest.
We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.