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Photog: Axl Rose Punched Me in the Head

12/11/2009 2:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A paparazzo claims he has footage of Axl Rose punching him in the head during a scuffle at LAX Wednesday night.

According to the photog, Rose arrived to the airport with a woman in tow. As they were walking in, we're told the woman got into a confrontation with a couple of paparazzi trying to take her photo.

The photog, an employee of the National Photo Group, tells TMZ Rose saw the woman scuffling with the photogs and instantly started throwing punches.

The paparazzo claims the whole thing was caught on tape -- though we haven't seen it yet.

We're told several members of Axl's entourage dragged the singer away from the fight and ushered him through airport security. We're told no cops -- not even airport security -- got involved.

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kittywillalwayslove doggie007    

Axl Rose saves.......Temper unleashes the bull...we squander inside...mess with the heart...and take my horns...the world can not leave anyone at peace...therefore they create their own heat....

1756 days ago
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Alan    

What would hapen in we paps started fighting back on these celebs? Think they would swing as much if it wasn't guys involved with cameras? I doubt it

1756 days ago
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Rude    

Axyl is a trailer trash, hillbilly loser washed up has been. Why do we care? Blech - next....

1756 days ago
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Happenin' Harry    

It seems as tho Axl was deffending someone who wasn't in a possition to defend themself. Good for him. It's a shame really that because of celebrity status, ya have to become a target. If that happened in a bar, with no fame attatched to Axl....He would have been thanked and escorted to the VIP room with a comp tab. Some photographers these days think they can get away with just about anything without facing up to the results. Maybe now, that photographer will think about his actions before he steps over any boundries.

1755 days ago
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matt allen    

Thats awsome!! The saddest thing is Axel is what 50 something and the guy he laid out was how old. Rock on

1700 days ago
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ILoveAxlRose    

yay! old, good Axl! I'm so proud !

966 days ago
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