Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Details ‘Pain’ And Fearing He’d ‘Never Make It Past 40’


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Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme detailed the pain he is dealing with from a recent knee injury in a new Rolling Stone Australia interview.

The article states that he ‘fucked up his knee. No, not the knee he fucked up in 2010, which resulted in a botched operation where his heart stopped and he was technically dead before being revived with a defibrillator.’

“It’s the other one! The good knee!” he smiles, without going into exact details about how this happened. “Apparently I’m not too easygoing on myself. That’s what they tell me. I was informed that I tore my meniscus. But you know what? I’m not cancelling. I’m not going anywhere.”

“I have to take something strong enough for the pain but I want to be able to get up on stage and sing. I have to find the balance between it all. A little pain is guaranteed. But that’s fine.”

Homme also discussed how he feared he’d never live past the age of 40.

In “Feet Don’t Fail Me”, that opening song from Villains, he sings, “I’m much older than I thought I’d be.”

“I never thought I would make it past 40,” he says. “I’m not being dramatic, I just never had a vision of myself in my 60s. The men in my family don’t always make it that long. I actually had cockier lyrics for that song, but it felt fake, so I decided to be honest. I’m already in what I call the gravy section of my life.”