Queens Of The Stone Age frontman has admitted that there is no excuse for his bizarre actions and that he's "truly sorry".
Video footage on social media appears to show the band's frontman kick the camera out of photographer Chelsea Lauren's hands at a gig during the weekend in LA.
Lauren posted the clip on her Instagram page, lambasting Josh Homme. She wrote: "Thanks to @joshhomme I now get to spend my night in the ER. Seriously, WHO DOES THAT?!?”
Lauren originally said that she didn't plan to press charges, but later told Variety magazine that she was going to go to the LAPD to report the incident.
Josh Homme has now recorded a heartfelt public apology. He said: “I’d just like to apologise 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. I apologise for that, and to you.”
He added: “I want to be a good man, but I think last night I definitely failed at that. That means I failed my family and friends as well. I don’t want them to ever be ashamed or embarrassed about being around me or knowing so. So, I apologise also to my bandmates and my mum and my dad. My wife, my brother and my kids.
He also said: "“Yeah, I’m gonna have to figure out some stuff I think. Because rock ‘n roll’s a wonderful thing, but it’s supposed to save and help people – not mess them up. So, Chelsea Lauren I hope you’re ok and I’m truly sorry and I understand that you have to do whatever you have to do, I just want you to know that I’m sorry."