(PCM) Recently, Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes spoke with Fox Business Network about the terrorist attacks that occurred on November 13 in Paris, France, specifically Le Bataclan nightclub, which is where his band was performing on that tragic evening. Hughes alluded in the interview with Fox Business Network that some of the security staff did not show up to work the concert because they knew something may have been amiss and could have been involved in the terrorist attacks.
He is quoted as saying “It seems rather obvious they had a reason not to show up.” Le Bataclan immediately fired back calling the statements from Hughes both absurd and “insane” and their rep said “Jesse Hughes spread some very grave and defamatory accusations against the Bataclan teams.” Hughes has now issued an official apology for his comments which he called “absurd accusations”, his full apology statement can be found below:
“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.”