QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE’s JOSH HOMME Apologizes For Being ‘A Total Dick’ (Video)

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme has admitted that he was “a total dick” for kicking a photographer in the face during his band’s concert in Los Angeles over the weekend.

Homme kicked Shutterstock photographer Chelsea Lauren in the face without an apparent reason. She explained:

“It was obviously very intentional. Josh was coming over and I was pretty excited, I’ve never actually photographed QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE before, I was really looking forward to it. I saw him coming over and I was shooting away.

“The next thing I know his foot connects with my camera and my camera connects with my face, really hard. He looked straight at me, swung his leg back pretty hard and full-blown kicked me in the face.

“He continued performing, I was startled, I kind of stopped looking at him, I just got down and was holding my face because it hurt so badly.

“I feel like if I don’t do anything, he gets to kick people in the face and not get in trouble because he’s a musician. That’s not right.”

Homme on Sunday released a video message apologizing to Lauren and saying that he was wrong for doing what he did.

He 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.”