The front man for
rock band Queens of the Stone Age blamed the flu for
lashing out at a fan who threw a shoe at him during a
performance in Norway. Josh Homme was performing the
song "3's and 7's" when the shoe hit him, causing him
to call the audience member several expletives,
including a gay slur, according to MTV News in the U.K.
In an open letter
published on PerezHilton.com, Homme writes that he is
not homophobic and his actions were not intended to belittle
the fan's sexual orientation.
"You see, it's
not the words, it's their intent. I never said, nor
suggested, that being gay is wrong, but apparently, based on
your outrage to my flu-infused rant, you do!"
Queens of the
Stone Age was performing at the Norwegian Wood Festival
last weekend when the incident happened. The person was
escorted from the show by security. (The
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