Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has released the following video apology after people heavily criticized his initial statement. Homme was filmed kicking female photographer Chelsea Lauren on Saturday in Los Angeles.
He said during the new apology:
“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 them.”
“I want to be a good man, but I think last night I definitely failed at that. That means I failed my family and my friends as well. I don’t want them to ever be ashamed to be around me or knowing me, 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 going to have to figure out some stuff I think, because rock and roll is a wonderful thing. It’s supposed to save and help people, not mess them up, so Chelsea Lauren I hope you’re okay. I understand you have to do whatever you have to do, I just want you to know that I’m sorry. Goodnight, god speed.”
Below is the apology, uploaded in two parts.
Homme originally said:
“Last night, while in a state of being lost in performance, I kicked over various lighting and equipment on our stage. Today it was brought to my attention that this included a camera held by photographer Chelsea Lauren. I did not mean for that to happen and I am very sorry. I would never intentionally cause harm to anyone working at or attending one of our shows and I hope Chelsea will accept my sincere apology.”