Pink's Drummer Arrested in Hawaii

By | December 20, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Despite the arrest of her drummer over the weekend, pop singer Pink will still get the party started here Wednesday on the last stop of her six-month world tour.

Drummer William Johnson was arrested Sunday when a routine passport check revealed a warrant for his arrest for grand larceny in New York, said Deputy Attorney General Neil Murakami. Johnson was released after posting $50,000 cash bail, officials said.

Johnson was in court for an extradition hearing on Tuesday and is scheduled to appear at another hearing on Thursday before heading back to New York.

Lawyers for Johnson told local television stations that the charge stemmed from problems with new car payments and that the car has since been returned.

Jack Utsick, the promoter of Pink’s Wednesday concert at Neil Blaisdell Arena, said he didn’t believe the legal problems would have no bearing on the concert.

“He’ll be there. He’ll be performing. And the show’s going on as scheduled,” Utsick said.

Quadruple-platinum artist Pink is best known for dance pop tracks such as “You Make Me Sick” and “Get The Party Started.” Pink’s Wednesday concert is her debut performance in Honolulu.

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