Kings of Leon star Caleb Followill has apologised for slating the group's own single 'Sex on Fire' and the fans who liked the song.

Speaking to NME, Followill said that he was "ashamed" of the comments that he previously made, labelling the track a "piece of ****".

He said: "For a while there, I turned into someone I wasn't proud of."

"I wasn't appreciative of the admiration we were getting, and I said some things that I'm ashamed of."

"I hurt people who were genuine fans of the band because I was embarrassed to look out from the stage every night and see people who weren't like me."