Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme appears to be like to be to maintain kicked a photographer’s camera into her face mid-performance at KROQ’s Nearly Acoustic Christmas display veil Saturday night, per video from the concert and the photographer’s occupy memoir.
Shutterstock photographer Chelsea Lauren posted crowd-shot photos on Instagram whereby her camera is struck by Homme’s foot. “It turn into as soon as obviously intentional,” Lauren acknowledged in an interview with Diversity.
“I saw him coming over and I turn into as soon as shooting away,” she recalled. “The following component I do know his foot connects with my camera and my camera connects with my face, in actuality disturbing. He looked straight at me, swung his leg serve stunning disturbing and whole-blown kicked me in the face. He continued performing, I turn into as soon as startled, I extra or less stopped having a take into memoir at him, I like minded bought down and turn into as soon as conserving my face as a consequence of it wound so badly.”
Lauren also acknowledged she went to the ER and plans to file a police file.
In an announcement equipped to EW by a representative Sunday, Homme acknowledged, “Last night, while in a voice of being lost in performance, I kicked over various lighting fixtures and equipment on our stage. On the present time it turn into as soon as brought to my consideration that this integrated a camera held by photographer Chelsea Lauren. I did no longer suggest for that to happen and I’m very sorry. I would never deliberately reason damage to anyone working at or attending one in every of our reveals and I’m hoping Chelsea will accept my right apology.”
In a observe-up Instagram put up printed earlier than Homme’s assertion, Lauren stressed that she holds Homme fully in charge for the incident and added, “Assault in any invent is no longer okay, without reference to what the reasoning. Alcohol and medicine are usually no longer any excuse. I turn into as soon as the build apart I turn into as soon as allowed to be, I turn into as soon as no longer breaking any principles. I turn into as soon as merely making an attempt to create my job.”
Lauren also instructed Diversity that Homme deliberately prick his browand dripped blood at some stage in his location, and that he insulted the supplied-out crowd as well to headlining act Muse.