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"Sorry for the terrible things I said:" Shannon Noll apologises for expletive-filled onstage rant

Shannon "Nollsie" Noll's anger got the better of him during live gig.

By Bettina Tyrrell

True-blue Aussie battler, Shannon Noll has issued an apology after a video emerged online of the singer threatening to punch a concertgoer in a foul-mouth rant at a gig over the weekend.

The What About Me singer had been performing at the Duck Creek Picnic Races, when he stopped his set to call out a person in the crowd who threw a can onstage.

"Come on then, that f---head in the tie. You're a f---ing maggot. Have some f---ing balls to come up here instead of throwing something from there... Come on, cheapshot prick," Noll yelled at the concertgoer.

The rant which lasted almost two minutes, was filmed and sent out over social media, quickly gaining attention online. At one point the singer even shouted, "Come on up here, I'll f--k your misses and your mum!"

Watch Shannon Noll's full rant in the player above.

The *Australian Idol* runner-up's anger has put him in hot water yet again.
The Australian Idol runner-up's anger has put him in hot water yet again.

On Sunday, taking to social media, Nollsie apologised for his behaviour claiming frustration and concern for his band's safety pushed him over the edge.

"I would like to apologise for my behaviour and language at Saturday night's Duck Creek Picnic Races," the Australian Idol runner-up penned.

"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 [sic] 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."

Noll's fans were quick to back their Aussie legend leaving notes of support under the post.

"All memes aside don't worry mate, we all thought it was the true Aussie way to respond to some f--kwit messing with a good time," one fan wrote.

Noll's avid fans have supported the singer.
Noll's avid fans have supported the singer.

This isn't the first time Noll's anger has got him in trouble. Last year, the voice behind 2004's number one anthem What About Me was arrested and charged with two counts of assault.

At the time, police confirmed Noll was involved in an incident outside Adelaide's gentleman's club, the Crazy Horse Revue.

Chatting to Nine, witness to the scene Alstair Longmuir, recounted how Noll got kicked out of the establishment.

"He got really aggressive, and kept being like 'I'm Shannon Noll, let me back into the Crazy Horse', and punched a security guard. Then four policemen pinned him down and took him away in a police car."

The assault charge was dropped by prosecutes last April.

Noll is set to perform in Ipswich in Queensland on Friday.