EODM Singer Apologises For Suggesting Security Were In On Bataclan Attacks

14 March 2016 | 11:05 am | Staff Writer

"I haven't been myself since November 13."

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Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has issued an apology to everyone involved in the tragic Bataclan attacks last November, after the singer suggested that the venue's security may have been involved in the siege. 

In an interview with FOX Business Network last week, Hughes said, "When I first got to the venue and walked in, I walked past the dude who was supposed to be the security guard for the backstage. 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,’ and 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.

"It seems rather obvious they had a reason not to show up."

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In a statement posted to the band's Facebook page over the weekend, Hughes apologised 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..." the statement reads.

"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 realise there's no excuse for my words, but for what it's worth: I am sincerely sorry for having hurt, disrespected or accused anyone."

On the night of the horrific Paris attacks last year, three gunmen stormed the Bataclan venue during Eagles Of Death Metal's concert and opened fire at the crowd, killing 89 people.



Posted by Eagles Of Death Metal on Friday, 11 March 2016