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Shannon Noll’s Sorry For Calling Whoever Threw A Beer Can At Him A “Private School Motherf***er”

And that's not all he called them.

Shannon Noll has apologised for aggressively lashing out at a fan who threw a beer can at him during a show in regional New South Wales on the weekend.

The former Australian Idol star was halfway through his set at Nyngan’s Duck Creek Races on Saturday night when a beer car narrowly missed his head. He subsequently launched into an aggressive tirade against the offender, calling him a “fucking maggot” and a “fucking private school stupid fucking motherfucker”.

“Whoever threw that come up here and I’ll meet you over there,” he yelled. “Have some fucking balls and get up ‘ere and I’ll punch your fucking teeth down your throat out the back…dog-arse prick.

“Then I’ll fuck ya missus and ya mum.”

When it became apparent the punter wasn’t going to come up on stage, Noll and his band proceeded to play Daryl Braithwaite’s version of ‘The Horses’. The entire incident was captured on camera — watch footage of it below.

Noll has now apologised for the tirade, explaining that he was “rattled” by the cans and bottles that were being pelted at the stage.

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

He added that the band experienced a similar incident at a gig last year, when a firecracker was thrown onto the stage and one of Noll’s 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.”

Shannon Noll’s Unbroken album tour continues this weekend in Ipswich.