Jesse Hughes Apologizes For Paris Terrorist Attack Accusation

03/14/2016
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Eagles Of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes has released an apology for comments that he made in an interview about the security guards at the Bataclan, the site of the Paris terrorist attack at the band's show.

Hughes told Fox Business Network (via TeamRock), "When I first got to the venue, I walked passed a dude who was supposed to be the security for backstage - and he didn't even look at me.

"I immediately went to the promoter and said, 'Who's that guy? I want to put another dude on.' He goes, 'Well, some of the other guards aren't here yet.' And eventually I found out that six or so wouldn't show up at all."

When asked why he thought that was, Hughes responded: "Out of respect for the police still investigating I won't make a definite statement - but I'll say it seems rather obvious that they had a reason not to show up."

Hughes has now released the following 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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