Rocker Nikki Sixx has apologised for reducing a female fan to tears after he hurled abuse at her for throwing a water bottle on-stage during a recent Motley Crue gig.
The bassist was introducing the band's 1991 song Primal Scream when the plastic missile was sent flying towards the platform, prompting Sixx to single out the culprit and publicly chastise her in front of thousands of fans.
He shouted, "You think that s**t's funny motherf**ker. Suck my d**k motherf**ker, f**k you."
But the rocker insists he didn't realise the bottle was the same one he had discarded into the crowd just moments before - and admits his temper got the better of him.
He writes on his blog, "There was a recent event at one of our shows where someone threw a bottle at me during my speech and I got pretty pissed.
"The way it happened is, I threw a bottle of water to some fans and didn't realise the very bottle I threw to the fans was thrown back at me. I have to admit, bands get pretty pissed when people throw shit at you onstage. I didn't even think it was the same bottle, so with that being said, I'd like to say I'm sorry to the fan who threw the bottle back at me.
"These damn cliches seem to be true, like two wrongs don't make a right... Rock 'n' roll, and temper tantrums P.S.: These self-help books are really helping. Ha-Ha."