Rapper George Watsky has apologised for a "wildly irresponsible" 30ft (12m) stage dive which left one woman with a broken arm and lefty another man in hospital.

The rapper was performing at the Alexandra Palace in London when towards the end of his set he began climbing up a rope ladder onto a lighting rig.

The 27-year-old rapper from California then jumped 30ft off the rig into the crowd, resulting in two audience members being injured.

The rapper denied he was under the influence of drink or drugs when he jumped into the audience, but instead it was a "huge overreach in the heat of the moment".

Watsky also apologises to the woman whose arm he broke and said he wouldn't be surprised if the man he injured during the fall "spits in [his] face" when he goes to say sorry to him.

He said: "The jump was not awesome, it was not badass, and it was not ballsy.

"It turned what should have been a great day for the people who got hurt into a nightmare. It was stupid and wildly irresponsible, plain and simple.

"I have no excuse for my actions, and the only way I can explain my mindset is that it was a huge overreach in the heat of the moment.

"No, I was not drunk or on drugs. Putting your own body on the line is one thing, but putting other people in harm's way is inexcusable."

Watsky said he only sustained minor injuries as a result of the stage dive. He added he would not be cancelling the remaining dates of his UK tour.

"I let down my supporters, I let down the Warped Tour and I let down my band and the people who work their asses off behind the scenes to make these shows happen," he said.

"My #1 priority right now is to somehow make this right for the folks who were hurt."

George Watsky was performing as part of the warped Tour (WikiComms)
George Watsky was performing as part of the warped Tour (WikiComms)