Queens Of The Stone Age's appearance on The Ellen Show tonight was canceled following vocalist Josh Homme's incident with a female photographer during the band's performance at KROQ Acoustic Christmas.
ABC reported in November the band was scheduled to perform on the TV show on Dec. 14. No announcement was made regarding the cancelation.
On Dec. 10, Shutterstock photographer Chelsea Lauren told Variety that Homme kicked her while she was capturing the QOTSA performance. “I saw him coming over and I was shooting away. The next thing I know his foot connects with my camera and my camera connects with my face, really hard,” she said. “He looked straight at me, swung his leg back pretty hard and full-blown kicked me in the face.”
Lauren also posted photos and videos of the assault on Instagram. Homme apologized, stating the incident happened while “being lost in performance” and “would never intentionally cause harm to anyone working at or attending one of our shows.”
Photographer Jeff Kravitz also stated the frontman kicked a light into the back of a security guard's head during the performance. “Never in all my years have I seen such a bully on stage,” he wrote. “He’s banned and this is the last time I will shoot him.”
This is the second canceled appearance from Queens Of The Stone Age after the incident. Earlier this week, the BBC suspended two episodes of its kids show Bedtime Stories, featuring Josh Homme.