“American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert was released from a Finnish jail Thursday, having spent several hours there for brawling with his boyfriend outside a Helsinki bar, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The police investigator handling the incident, Petri Juvonen, told THR that Lambert was arrested with his Finnish boyfriend (and fellow reality show contestant) Sauli Koskinen in the wee hours of Dec. 22 outside the gay club DTM (“Don’t Tell Mama“). They were held for questioning in four possible assault offenses.
Media reports say the two men began arguing inside the club. Koskinen (who won the Finnish version of “Big Brother”) and Lambert were kicked out, but continued the fight in the street. A former Miss Helsinki, Sofia Ruusila, who had been out partying with them, tried to break up the incident but told a Finnish entertainment channel that she got hit by Lambert — by mistake — in the process.
Internet rumors had been speculating that Lambert would actually be in the United States to perform on Thursday’s “The X Factor” finale, but there’s no chance of that now, and a show spokesperson has denied the booking.
The two were arrested at around 4 a.m. Thursday, and spent several hours in jail following the altercation, but were released Thursday afternoon.
Koskinen has since blogged about the incident, saying:
“Jetlag+Vodka=blackout. Us÷blackout=irrational confusion. jail+guilt+press=lesson learned. Sauli+Adam+hangover burgers= laughing bout it. :)”