Josh Homme has issued an apology to Chelsea Lauren, the photographer he kicked during Queens of the Stone Age's performance at the KROQ Christmas show on Saturday night (12/8) at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. Initially, Homme released a short statement that read, "while in a state of being lost in performance, I kicked over various lighting and equipment on our stage. Today it was brought to my attention that this included a camera held by photographer Chelsea Lauren. I did not mean for that to happen and I am very sorry. I would never intentionally cause harm to anyone working at or attending one of our shows and I hope Chelsea will accept my sincere apology."

Later that night, however, Homme posted a video on QOTSA's Facebook and Twitter where he said:

Last night at a Queens of the Stone Age performance, I kicked the camera of a photographer, and that camera hit the photographer in the face. That photographer's name was Chelsea Lauren. I'd just like to apologize to Chelsea Lauren. I don't have any excuse or reason to justify what i did. I was a total dick, and I'm truly sorry and I hope you're ok. I've made a lot of mistakes in my life and last night was definitely one of them and I apologize for that to you.

After then apologizing to friends and family, Homme said, "I'm going to have to figure out some stuff, I think. Cause rock n' roll's a wonderful thing, it's supposed to save and help people, not mess them up. Chelsea Lauren, I hope you're ok and I'm truly sorry. I understand you have to do whatever you have to do. I just want you to know that I'm sorry." You can watch that video below.