Axl Rose issues statement on 'unprovoked' paparazzi scuffle

Axl Rose has issued a statement about his run-in with photographers at Los Angeles International Airport this week. The singer reportedly missed a Dec. 9 soundcheck for Guns N’ Roses’ gig tonight in Taiwan, leading to rumors that he had been involved in a fight at the airport. The statement posted last night on Guns N’ Roses’ MySpace says that Rose was “accosted by an unruly group of paparazzi” in an “unprovoked attack” while preparing to go through security.  The photographers’ names have not been reported. Read the full statement after the jump.

Guns N’ Roses statement:

“Axl Rose, lead singer for the legendary rock group Guns N’ Roses, was unhurt last evening when he was accosted by an unruly group of paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

“At the time of the incident, Mr. Rose was en-route to Taipei, Taiwan, to kick-off Guns N’ Roses’ tour of Southeast Asia including shows in Taiwan, Korea and Japan.

“Mr. Rose, who was about to enter a security checkpoint at LAX when the altercation took place, was approached by a group of unchecked and unruly photographers who became aggressive with the singer and female members of the traveling group.

“Mr. Rose was not injured during the unprovoked attack and was able to board his flight without further incident.”

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Comments (8 total) Add your comment
  • Dustin

    He should of been wearing the extra-strength paparazzi repellent.

  • bedc01

    What is this ? 1991?…

  • pt

    Ewwww …. ick.

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  • jen m

    well i’m shocked. paparazzi follow him?

  • Rush

    I didn’t know the Hair Club for Men did dredlocks.

  • Javah

    They’re not dreads. They’re braid extensions. I wish he would grow real dreads.

  • Burham

    Nice article. Will visit again. See you

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