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EODM’s Jesse Hughes apologizes for Bataclan comments: “I humbly beg forgiveness from the people of France”

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Jesse Hughes, left, with EODM bandmate Josh Homme (photo by Alex de Mora)

After the claims he made on FOX Business, suggesting that Le Bataclan security may have known about the Paris terrorist attacks — which the venue called “insane” — Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has issued a formal apology for his comments:

I humbly beg forgiveness from the people of France, the staff and security of the Bataclan, my fans, family, friends and anyone else hurt or offended by the absurd accusations I made in my Fox Business Channel interview. My suggestions that anyone affiliated with the Bataclan played a role in the events of November 13 are unfounded and baseless—and I take full responsibility for them. They do not reflect opinions of my bandmates or anyone associated with Eagles of Death Metal. The shame is 100% mine. I’ve been dealing with non-stop nightmares and struggling through therapy to make sense of this tragedy and insanity. I haven’t been myself since November 13. I realize there’s no excuse for my words, but for what it’s worth: I am sincerely sorry for having hurt, disrespected or accused anyone.

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