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