Former Meat Puppets bass player CRIS KIRKWOOD is recovering in hospital in
America after being shot by a security guard in Phoenix, Arizona.
Kirkwood needed surgery for an abdominal wound and was in critical
condition over the weekend (27/28DEC03).
The rocker reportedly got into an argument with a woman when they both
tried to pull into the same parking spot outside a post office. When Kirkwood
continued to shout obscenities at the woman on the way into the building, she
reported him to
the security guard, who asked Kirkwood to leave the premises.
Kirkwood reportedly refused to leave and when the guard took out his
baton, Kirkwood grabbed it and struck him in the head. In self-defence, the
guard then took out his gun and shot the bass player.