QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Frontman Also Injured A Security Guard This Weekend
Josh Homme had a busy night this past Saturday at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas. We already reported, with video, that Josh randomly kicked Shutterstock photographer Chelsea Lauren, who was in the photo pit working. Lauren ended up in the emergency room and is seeking to press charges. Homme, for his part did offer an apology.
But it looks like that wasn't the only person Homme injured. A Facebook post by Getty Images photographer Jeff Kravitz is making the rounds, which states that Homme also kicked a light into a security guard:
“Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age sent two people in the photo pit to the medic last nite. One was photographer Chelsea Lauren who posted a video of getting kicked in the head that is just shocking in it’s casual approach to violence. The other victim was a security guard who got a light kicked into the back of his head. Never in all my years have I seen such a bully on stage. He also insulted Muse and sliced his own face open with a knife. When you have no talent you have to get attention by being a moron. He’s banned and this is the last time I will shoot him.”
Kravitz noted on Twitter that he would never shoot Homme again:
“Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age sent two people to the medic. Photog @ChelseaLaurenLA and a security guard with head wounds. Check out Chelsea’s video. He also insulted @muse and sliced open his own face with a knife. I’ll never shoot him with a camera again. Bully.”
The security guard has not yet been identified. No word on if he is also seeking charges. Homme has yet to comment on this but did post a video apology to Chelsea Lauren.
The blowback is already being felt. Queens of the Stone Age were scheduled to perform on the Ellen show today, but that performance had been cancelled. Homme was also let go from a BBC children’s show Bedtime Stories.
Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age sent two people to the medic. Photog @ChelseaLaurenLA and a security guard with head wounds. Check out Chelsea’s video. He also insulted @muse and sliced open his own face with a knife. I’ll never shoot him with a camera again. Bully. pic.twitter.com/3HrCcFvzxX
— Jeff Kravitz (@jeffkravitz) December 10, 2017