Eagles of Death Metal leader apologises

Jesse Hughes, frontman of Eagles Of Death Metal. Photo / AP
Jesse Hughes, frontman of Eagles Of Death Metal. Photo / AP

The Eagles of Death Metal frontman is apologising for suggesting that security guards at a Paris concert venue were complicit in the assault by Islamic militants there in November that left 89 people dead.

Jesse Hughes told the Fox Business Network last week that six guards at the Bataclan venue didn't come to work the night of the attack and "it seems rather obvious that they had a reason not to show up".

Hughes apologised, saying he wanted to "beg forgiveness" for "the absurd accusations I made".

The band's performance on November 13 at the concert hall turned into a bloodbath when suicide bombers stormed in as part of near-simultaneous attacks in Paris.

Hughes blamed "non-stop nightmares" following the attack for his accusations, saying, "I am sincerely sorry".

- AP

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