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Video Shows QOTSA's Josh Homme Kicking Camera Into Photographer's Face

Video Shows QOTSA's Josh Homme Kicking Camera Into Photographer's Face

Metro.co.uk has contacted Queens Of The Stone Age for comment. The festival took place this year on December 9th and 10th, but some concert-goers saw more than they came for.

Shutterstock photographer Chelsea Lauren was shooting KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas concert in Morningside Park, California on Saturday night when Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme suddenly kicked her in the head from the stage.

The photographer, Chelsea Lauren, posted a video on her Instagram of the incident which shows a smiling Homme kick his foot back at her as he walks away. He says Homme also knocked out some of the stage lighting and confetti machines at the end of the ramp, forcing the stage crew to fix equipment after the band's performance. He looked straight at me, swung his leg back pretty hard and full-blown kicked me in the face.

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Homme has since responded via QOTSA's Twitter, writing that he was in a "state of being lost in performance" when he kicked Lauren's camera.

Lauren revealed in another Instagram post on Sunday afternoon that she spent the night in hospital, where she suffered a sore neck and a bruised eyebrow. The singer allegedly brought out a knife, cutting his head open as blood dripped down his shirt. Apparently, this is not the first time Homme has acted distastefully. The frontman yelled absurdities such as "fuck Muse" (the band headlined the show after QOTSA's set) and went on to call the crowd "retards", encouraging them to boo him. He then took it even a step further, commanding the crowd to take their trousers off so that he can "give [them] all a night [they'll] never remember".

Although Homme has been seen in a bad light, he is also known for calling out hecklers and those in the audience acting unsavory. "I would never intentionally cause harm to anyone working at or attending one of our shows and I hope Chelsea will accept my honest apology", Home says in part.


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