Queens of the Stone Age frontman, Josh Homme, was captured on camera kicking a female photographer in the head during a concert in Los Angeles on Saturday. The musician apologized for his actions Sunday in a video message on the band’s official Twitter account.

The incident took place during the band’s performance at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas music festival.

Chelsea Lauren, a photographer working with Shutterstock, posted a video on her Instagram account, which appeared to show Homme kicking her. She captioned it saying, “I now get to spend my night in the ER. Seriously, WHO DOES THAT?”


Speaking to Variety, Lauren said: "Josh was coming over and I was pretty excited, I’ve never actually photographed Queens Of The Stoneage before, I was really looking forward to it. I saw him coming over and I was shooting away. The next thing I know his foot connects with my camera and my camera connects with my face, really hard. He looked straight at me, swung his leg back pretty hard and full-blown kicked me in the face. He continued performing, I was startled, I kind of stopped looking at him, I just got down and was holding my face because it hurt so badly."

“I feel like if I don’t do anything, he gets to kick people in the face and not get in trouble because he’s a musician. That's not right," she added. "It was obviously very intentional." 

Lauren also said that she intends to press charges against Homme and is considering filing a police complaint.

In a statement Sunday, Homme apologized about what happened and also clarified it wasn’t intentional.

“Last night, 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.” the statement read.

Meanwhile, Lauren posted three photographs of Homme on Instagram with an update on the injuries she sustained during the attack. 

"Thank you, everyone, that has reached out with supportive messages. A small update, as I'm being flooded with questions: My neck is a sore, my eyebrow bruised and I'm a bit nauseous. The doctor released me early in the morning," she wrote.