Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan arrested for alleged assault on flight attendant

The Cranberries vocalist was questioned by police but released without charge.

By Kate Stanton

SHANNON, Ireland, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman for 90s favorite The Cranberries, was arrested Monday by Irish police after she allegedly attacked a flight attendant on a plane from New York City to Shannon, Ireland.

"I can confirm that the incident took place on board Aer Lingus' daily service from New York to Shannon. An arrest was made following arrival at 4.47 a.m.," a rep for Shannon Airport told BBC News.


The 43-year-old singer, who lives with her family in London, was arrested on board the plane and questioned by police, when she reportedly said she felt ill. She was then released and taken to a hospital in Limerick.

Police told CNN that Riordan also head-butted an officer during the arrest.

The female flight attendant O'Riordan allegedly assaulted was taken to the hospital with a possible foot fracture.

Authorities are said to be investigating the incident.

Irish rock band The Cranberries formed in 1990 and found international success with hits like "Linger" and "Dreams." They released their last album in 2012.

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