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Josh Homme apologizes again for kicking photographer

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age performs at the 2017 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: NYET777 (Amy Harris / Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age performs at the 2017 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: NYET777 (Amy Harris / Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
Associated Press

NEW YORK – Queens of the Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme has apologized for second time after a photographer said he kicked her camera while she photographed the band’s concert.

Homme says in a video posted to his band’s Facebook page early Monday that he doesn’t have any excuse or reason to justify what he did.

Photographer Chelsea Lauren said on Instagram that she sought medical treatment after the camera smashed into her face from the kick Saturday night at a radio station’s annual Christmas event. Video posted to social media shows Homme swinging his leg and connecting with the camera while playing guitar at the Forum near Los Angeles.

Homme first apologized Sunday, saying he was “in a state of being lost in performance” and thought he was kicking lighting equipment.

He says in the new video that he’s “truly sorry and I hope you’re OK.” He adds, “I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life … I want to be a good man but I think last night I definitely failed at that.”

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