Welsh rock band Lostprophets have released a statement in the aftermath of their frontman Ian Watkins’ recent arrest.

BBC News reports that the singer (pictured, second left), 35, of Pontypridd, is due to appear before Cardiff Crown Court on 31 December for six charges related to sexual activity with a girl under 13 and possession of indecent images of children.

His band released the following message regarding the news:

“Following charges made today against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of shock. We are learning about the details of the investigation along with you. It is a difficult time for us and our families, and we want to thank our fans for their support as we seek answers.

Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike and Stu.”


A woman, 20, and another, 24, have also been remanded in custody, with all three refused bail.

Lostprophets scored a UK #1 album back in 2006 with Liberation Transmission. Their latest album, Weapons, came out earlier this year.