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Paul Simon, wife Edie Brickell due in Connecticut court

Friday, May 16, 2014
Singer Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell are due back in Connecticut court on Friday.

The couple will appear before a judge following their arrests last month for disorderly conduct.

A police report shows Simon called 911 from the couple's New Canaan home, and Brickell reportedly told officers that Simon shoved her and that she slapped him after he had done something to "break her heart."

The reports indicate Simon suffered a superficial cut to his ear, and Brickell, who smelled of alcohol, had a bruise on her wrist.

Their lawyer says a marital dispute turned physical when Brickell blocked Simon's exit from a cottage on their property.

"We're fine. We had an argument. We're fine, it's over," Simon said.

Authorities say the charges will most likely be dropped, and there are counseling courses that can be taken.

This is first incident like this at the residence, and the chief of police says they are nice, low-key residents.

"He's no threat to me," Brickell said.

"Neither one of us has any reason to feel threatened. We're going to go back home today. We're going to watch our son play baseball," Simon added.

Simon is a 12-time Grammy winner and member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - as half of the duo of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist.

In March, he wrapped up a national tour with Sting. Most recently, Simon performed at the 25th anniversary of the Rainforest Fund benefit concert in New York on April 17.

Brickell is perhaps best known for the song "What I Am," recorded with her band the New Bohemians and released in 1988.

She collaborated last year with comedian Steve Martin, who has an acclaimed career as a folk musician, for the roots album "Love Has Come For You." The pair won a Grammy for best American Roots song in January. The two are touring and are due to perform next on May 9.

Simon and Brickell were married in 1992. They have three children together.
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