Queens of the Stone Age musician Josh Homme has apologised after a feminine photographer mentioned he kicked her in the head during a are living potency in Los Angeles.
Chelsea Lauren posted a video on social media that looked as if it would display Homme kick her as she took footage on the subject of the stage on Saturday evening time.
“I now get to spend my night in the ER. Seriously, WHO DOES THAT?”, she mentioned.
In a commentary, Homme apologised and mentioned he would on no account deliberately serve as hurt to any individual.
Ms Lauren described the “obviously very intentional” incident to Variety mag.
“I saw him coming over and I was shooting away,” she mentioned. “He seemed right away at me, swung his leg once more beautiful laborious and full-blown kicked me in the face. “
She says she’s going to report a police report.
Ms Lauren posted an change to Instagram in conjunction with two footage she had taken seconds prior to the incident. She mentioned her eyebrow used to be bruised and her neck used to be sore.
“I hold nobody accountable for this but Josh himself”, she added.
Homme, 44, issued an apology by means of the Queens of the Stone Age Twitter account.
He mentioned he used to be “in a state of being lost in performance” when he kicked over some apparatus on stage and made touch with Ms Lauren.
“I hope Chelsea will accept my sincere apology”, he mentioned.
But the apology used to be criticised by means of approach of some Twitter consumers, in conjunction with Mr Homme’s friend, well known particular person chef Anthony Bourdain, who branded it “weak”.
Ms Lauren later thanked the Queens of the Stone Age fan base for his or her fortify following the incident.
It isn’t the first time Mr Homme has been criticised for his on-stage behaviour.
In 2008, he used to be accused of homophobia after insulting a fan during a are living potency in Norway. He had threatened to kick the fan in the face prior to throwing a bottle at him.