Shannon Noll apologises for behaviour

WHAT ABOUT ME: Shannon Noll during more enjoyable moments of his Duck Creek performance. Photo: Zaarkacha Marlan.
WHAT ABOUT ME: Shannon Noll during more enjoyable moments of his Duck Creek performance. Photo: Zaarkacha Marlan.

Singer Shannon Noll has apologised for his behaviour at Nyngan’s Duck Creek picnic races on Saturday night. 

During his highly anticipated gig, a member of the 5000 strong crowd threw a beer at the singer. 

The action sent Noll into a swearing and abusive filled tirade, which was caught on film by a Narromine local. The video has had close to half a million views on Monday morning.

“Whoever threw that, come up here,” he said to the crowd.

“Come on then, that f***head in the tie. You’re a f***ing maggot. Have some f***ing balls to come up here ... cheapshot prick.

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“Shame that motherf***er right there. F***ing private school stupid f***head motherf***er. Have some balls and get up here and I’ll punch your f***ing teeth down your throat ... then I’ll f*** your missus and your mum…

“Let’s everybody else, apart from that f***stick, sing along to that song, ok, here we go. I’ll give someone $100 bucks to punch that f*** for me.

“Enough with the haters, f*** the haters. There’s too many good looking girls here.”


On Sunday evening Noll issued an apology via his Facebook page. 

“I would like to apologise for my behaviour and language at Saturday night’s Duck Creek Picnic Races,” he said. 

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“During our set there were people in the audience throwing cans and bottles at the stage and after one guy threw a full can, just missing my head it really rattled me. We had a similar issue last year with a firecracker thrown onto the stage and one of my band members was seriously hurt … you don’t have a lot of deep vision into the crowd from the stage and it’s pretty scary to see something suddenly flying straight at you. We’re just doing our job and these actions are not acceptable.

“I completely understand that that is still no excuse for the way I spoke and I am deeply sorry for the terrible things I said that were purely out of frustration.”

The video of the singer has gone viral with several different angles of the event being shared around social media.

Noll’s reaction has divided his fans, with some believing he was within his rights to go off. 

What do you think? 

The Nyngan Observer does not condone swearing or abusive tirades.