It’s been a humbling few days for American singer and Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas, who apologised after making a racist joke that many took to be about Aboriginal Australians at a concert.

Thomas was playing at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena in Australia as part of his “The Great Unknown World Tour” on Saturday, when in between songs he conversed with the audience.

“When you get on the plane on the way here, you start drinking,” Thomas told the crowd in a video released by TMZ. “And then I drink until I think I’m Australian.” Read more…

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Rob Thomas apologises after making racist joke in Australia