Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme Apologises For Being A “Total Dick”
Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has admitted to being ”a total dick” for kicking a photographer in the face during a show in Los Angeles this weekend.
The incident occurred Saturday night on the first night of the 28th annual KROQ Acoustic Christmas. Footage of the performance shows Homme playing the guitar and walking across the stage before he passes photographer Chelsea Lauren, pauses, kicks out into her camera and carries on to other side of the stage.
Yesterday Homme released a video message apologising to Lauren. Blabbermouth transcribed it:
The rocker said: “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. And the photographer’s name was Chelsea Lauren. I’d just like to apologize 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 okay.
“I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, and last night was definitely one of ‘em. And I apologize for that to you.
“I wanna be a good man, but I think last night I definitely failed at that. And that means I failed my family and my friends as well. I don’t want them to ever be ashamed or embarrassed about being around me or knowing me. And so I apologize also to my bandmates and my mom and my dad and my wife and my brother and my kids.
“Yeah, I’m gonna have to figure out some stuff, I think. ‘Cause rock and roll is a wonderful thing. It’s supposed to save and help people, not mess ‘em up.
“So, Chelsea Lauren, I hope you’re okay and I’m truly sorry. And I understand you have to do whatever you have to do. I just want you to know that I’m sorry.”