Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has been forced to apologise after kicking a photographer in the head during a gig.
The singer hit out at snapper Chelsea Lauren while on stage in Los Angeles on Saturday (9 December) night.
In video footage she later posted on Instagram, Josh can be seen kicking her camera as she took pictures next to the stage.
However, his aim was off and he ended up smashing into her head, leading to a hospital trip.
She later took to Instagram, to share a video of the incident, adding: “I now get to spend my night in the ER. Seriously, WHO DOES THAT?”
Speaking to Variety, Lauren also said she is planning to file a police report on the incident, describing it as “obviously very intentional”.
He has since issued a full apology, in a YouTube video saying: “I’d just like to apologise to Chelsea Lauren. I don’t have any excuse or reason to justify what I did. 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 them,”
Josh had previously claimed he was “in a state of being lost in performance” in a statement posted on the band’s Twitter account.
Lauren later posted a message of thanks to the band’s fans for “being a solid group of people” and for “standing up for what’s right, regardless of your fandom”.
Thank you to the #QOTSA fanbase for being a solid group of people overall and standing up for what’s right regardless of your fandom. It is not falling on deaf ears and I really appreciate every message. ❤️ Seriously, thank you.
December 10, 2017