Adam Levine hit with ‘sugar bomb’ in Los Angeles

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The Maroon 5 frontman and "Voice" coach has been fielding angry viewers on Twitter Wednesday after he let an unpatriotic comment slip during "The Voice's" Tuesday broadcast. As Levine was watching two of his contenders in the NBC competition get eliminated, he muttered, "I hate this country."

LOS ANGELES– In his band’s hit song “Sugar,” Adam Levine sings about needing a little sweetness in his life. Probably not the kind he got Wednesday night.

A “sugar bomb” hurled at the Maroon 5 frontman left him coated in white, said Sgt. Robert Payan of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The singer was not hurt.

Levine and fellow band members were signing autographs after leaving “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” studios when a heaping of powdered sugar wafted toward him, said Laura Tijerina, who was in the crowd.

Sugar spread all over him, including inside his ear, she said.

Levine turned sour.

“It looked like he wanted to fight the guy,” Tijerina said. “I think this guy had it planned. It was a brown bag with tape around it, which was weird. I just saw powder everywhere. It was just so quick.”

Maroon 5’s hit songs include “Sugar,” “Moves Like Jagger” and “She Will be Loved.”

The suspect, who was in his 30s, was tackled by security and arrested on suspicion of battery. Police did not release the suspect’s name.

By Faith Karimi and Cheri Mossburg

CNN’s Faith Karimi wrote from Atlanta, and Cheri Mossburg reported from Los Angeles.