Josh Homme has released an grovelling apology after video footage emerged showing theQueens Of The Stone Age singer kicking a photographer in the face during a performance in LA on Saturday (December 9).
The footage, which was captured from the crowd during a concert at The Forum in Los Angeles, shows Homme trying to kick a camera out of photographer Chelsea Lauren’s hands during the fourth song of their set, ‘The Evil Has Landed’.
Now, in a a video posted on Twitter, Homme has apologised: “Last night at a Queens Of The Stone Age performance, I kicked the camera of a photographer and that camera hit the photographer in the face. The photographer’s name was Chelsea Lauren.
“I’d just like to apologise to Chelsea Lauren. I don’t have any excuse or reason to justify what I did. I was a total dick and I’m truly sorry and I hope you’re OK.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life and last night was definitely one of them. I apologise for that , and to you.”
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“I want to be a good man, but I think last night I definitely failed at that. That means I failed my family and friends as well. I don’t want them to ever be ashamed or embarrassed about being around me or knowing so. So, I apologise also to my bandmates and my mum and my dad. My wife, my brother and my kids,” he added.
“Yeah, I’m gonna have to figure out some stuff I think. Because rock ‘n roll’s a wonderful thing, but it’s supposed to save and help people – not mess them up. So, Chelsea Lauren I hope you’re ok and I’m truly sorry and I understand that you have to do whatever you have to do, I just want you to know that I’m sorry.
“Goodnight, god speed.”
— QOTSA (@qotsa) December 11, 2017