Singer says his jewellery thief was 'just an excited fan'

Guns N’ Roses eccentric frontman Axl Rose has shown a rare glimpse of his softer side as he actually went as far as to thank the woman who stole $200,000 (£130,000) worth of jewellery from him, but then subsequently returned it.

The singer was reportedly left “fuming” after it emerged that he’d been robbed of three gold-and-diamond necklaces at a private gathering after his band’s show at Paris’ Bercy Stadium on Tuesday night (June 5).

Police subsequently arrested an unnamed woman and recovered the jewels, leading Rose to take to Twitter last night to thank them and to describe her as simply “just an excited fan”.

He wrote: “Got my things back (really just an excited fan.) Thank you to the person for returning them n’ big thanks 2 the Paris police”.

Guns N’ Roses completed their troubled UK arena tour on Friday (June 1), ending their run of shows on a sour note after being pelted with money and pint glasses. As well as this, the band have drawn intense criticism for their frequent late starts, often taking to the stage after 11pm.

As previously reported by NME, fans who turned out for the gigs wearing clothes bearing the image of the band’s former guitarist were turned away by security – and were only allowed in after removing the offending item of clothing.

The band are touring across Europe for the next two weeks and are scheduled to play in Mönchengladbach, Germany tonight (June 8).