Homme made headlines last weekend when he kicked photographer Chelsea Lauren at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show in Inglewood, California. On Saturday (December 9), the frontman kicked a camera from the photographer’s hands, which then hit her in the face. Lauren later needed care in hospital.
Following the controversy, Homme released an apology video, admitting that he had been a “total dick” and saying that he had “to figure some stuff out”.
Homme’s band had been scheduled to play Ellen DeGeneres’ US daytime talk show today but failed to appear. It is not known whether the appearance was cancelled by the network or whether Queens pulled out of the gig.
NME has approached the band’s press representative for clarification.
Meanwhile, the BBC has announced that it is suspending broadcasts of Homme’s Bedtime Stories episodes on CBeebies following the incident.
In his apology video, Homme said that the incident meant that he had “failed” at being “a good man”.
“I want to be a good man, but I think last night I definitely failed at that,” he said. That means I failed my family and friends as well. I don’t want them to ever be ashamed or embarrassed about being around me or knowing so. So, I apologise also to my bandmates and my mum and my dad. My wife, my brother and my kids.”
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