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.

05/01/2004 18:15