Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler Posts Message About Arrest

. Black Sabbath bass player Geezer Butler on Thursday (Jan. 29) made his first public comments since he was arrested after an alleged bar fight in Death Valley on Tuesday (Jan. 27).

As previously reported, Butler was arrested on charges of misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism after he reportedly got into an altercation at the Corkscrew Saloon where an unnamed individual was "struck" and a window was broken, according to a statement issued by the Inyo County Sheriff's department.

On Thursday, Butler acknowledged the arrest with two posts on his Facebook page. In one post he told fans "Thx for your messages & support following the unfortunate altercation that occurred."

Five hours later he posted a picture himself in the desert under the heading of "After that little distraction" showing him sitting on a platform in front of ghostly figure holding a bicycle. See the photo here.

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne also posted a message of support for Butler on his Facebook page on Thursday. Osbourne wrote, "Sending my love and support to Geezer Butler. I'm here if you need me."

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