Mit Josh Homme sind bei einem Konzert der Queens Of The Stone Age die Gäule durchgegangen: Der Sänger und Gitarrist trat während eines Gigs am Samstag in Los Angeles einer Fotografin mitten ins Gesicht.
Das Ganze passierte während des Songs „The Evil Has Landed“. Homme schritt an den Rand der Bühne, tanzte etwas ungelenk umher, holte plötzlich aus und trat in Richtung der Fotografin Chelsea Lauren. Die erlitt dabei nach eigener Aussage dabei eine Platzwunde und musste ins Krankenhaus.
Thank you everyone that has reached out with supportive messages. A small update, as I’m being flooded with questions: My neck is a sore, my eyebrow bruised and I’m a bit nauseous. The doctor released me early in the morning. Here are three images. Two of them as Josh looked at me, smiled and then kicked me. The other one is later after he cut his own face with a knife. I was in the pit in tears – and he just stared at me smiling. Assault in any form is not okay, no matter what the reasoning. Alcohol and drugs are no excuse. I was where I was allowed to be, I was not breaking any rules. I was simply trying to do my job. I hold nobody accountable for this but Josh himself. KROQ has nothing to do with this and I will always support them. The irony is someone had thrown an ice cube on to the very slick catwalk before the QOTSA set. I was afraid that one of the band members might slip and hurt themselves so, when the lights went dark, I used my arm to wipe down the runway so nobody would hurt themselves. Thank you to @variety for their immediate concern and care with this matter. As of now, nobody from QOTSA has reached out to me. #queensofthestoneage #QOTSA #JoshHomme
Homme entschuldigte sich mittlerweile mit einer Videobotschaft.
— QOTSA (@qotsa) 11. Dezember 2017