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Chrissie Hynde apologises for calling fans ‘c****s’

She’s been known for four decades for her incredible stage energy as the founding member of The Pretenders.

But Chrissie Hynde has apologised to fans after she told them to ‘stick your phones up your ass’ and branded them ‘c***s’ while onstage in Dubai earlier this month.

The Sun report that audience members said the lead singer and guitarist spoke with ‘real venom’ as she shouted and swore at fans who were filming the concert throughout on their smartphones.

 

Regret n’ roll: Chrissie Hynde has apologised to fans after she told them to ‘stick your phones up your ass’ and branded them ‘c***s’ while onstage in Dubai earlier this month

Chrissy, 66, started hurling abuse at concert-goers during the first song – and opted out of treating them to an encore at the end of the gig, according to the Sun.

But days after her foul-mouthed rant she took to Facebook to voice her regret in a candid post which said she sometimes lost sleep over her onstage persona.

Despite the frank apology, the I’ll Stand By You rocker was quick to add that she was probably not going to change anytime soon.

Foul-mouthed: Audience members said the lead singer and guitarist spoke with 'real venom' as she shouted and swore at fans who were filming her on their smartphones

Foul-mouthed: Audience members said the lead singer and guitarist spoke with ‘real venom’ as she shouted and swore at fans who were filming her on their smartphones

Candid: But days after her foul-mouthed rant she took to Facebook to voice her regret in a candid post which said she sometimes lost sleep over her onstage persona

Candid: But days after her foul-mouthed rant she took to Facebook to voice her regret in a candid post which said she sometimes lost sleep over her onstage persona

In a message shared on her Facebook page, The Ohio-born artist wrote: ‘I do want to apologise for being a bit of a b**** when it came to camera phones and just being myself in general.

‘As you probably know by now, when I’m not on the stage, I like to retain a very ordinary profile and get embarrassed by uninvited attentions. So if I told anyone to “get lost” – it’s just me being the citizen God intended me to be. 

‘I know sometimes I’m not the celebrity you want, but believe me, I suffer for it later that night and wish I could have been a nicer person. But I wasn’t, I’m not, and probably not going to change any time soon.’

Taking it back: The Ohio-born artist (pictured in 1991) who has had a glittering career as the founding member of The Pretenders - hurled abuse at concert-goers during the first song

Taking it back: The Ohio-born artist (pictured in 1991) who has had a glittering career as the founding member of The Pretenders – hurled abuse at concert-goers during the first song

Saying sorry: In a message shared on her Facebook page, Chrissie (pictured with Stevie Nicks who toured with the band last year) wrote: 'I do want to apologise for being a bit of a b**** when it came to camera phones and just being myself in general'

Saying sorry: In a message shared on her Facebook page, Chrissie (pictured with Stevie Nicks who toured with the band last year) wrote: ‘I do want to apologise for being a bit of a b**** when it came to camera phones and just being myself in general’

 

 

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