American singer-songwriter Maggie Lindemann was arrested in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the middle of her show at The Bee in Publika mall.
Lindemann was arrested following a raid conducted by authorities at a restaurant in a mall in Kuala Lumpur on June 21, as confirmed by Immigration Department Director Hamidi Adam to The Star.
In her Twitter post, Lindemann confirmed that she was indeed taken into custody and claimed that she had spent the “next 5 days confined in a living hell.” The 20-year-old artist then went on to apologize to her fans who came to the show.
— MAGGIE LINDEMANN (@MaggieLindemann) July 4, 2019
Lindemann did not go into full details as to why exactly she was arrested, but a statement provided by the immigration department director states that her arrest was related to a visa issue and performing without a permit, according to SCMP. Hamidi also added that she was released the following day after her arrest.
“She was arrested for not having a professional visit pass at the time of the performance. She was then detained at Jalan Duta (Immigration KL office) for documentation purposes and was released with bail the next day,” Hamidi told The Star on July 5.
The venue where she was arrested, The Bee, posted their official statement to clarify that the organizing permit agent was the one charged with negligence and was slapped with a fine of 30,000 Malaysian Ringgit ($7,254).
The Texas-born singer is scheduled to make stops in Vietnam and in Singapore, but Lindemann had to cancel those schedules, as said in the report.
Featured images via Instagram / maggielindemann