Tommy Lee needed to step apart midway by means of Mötley Crüe’s first reunion tour present attributable to ache he skilled from 4 damaged ribs.
The drummer, 59, carried out 5 songs on the kickoff live performance at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday evening — “Wild Facet,” “Shout on the Satan” and “Too Quick for Love” — earlier than saying to the group that he’d have to take a seat the remainder of the present out.
“What I gotta inform you is about 14 days in the past, I f**kin’ broke not one, not two, not three, however 4 f**kin ribs,” Lee mentioned on stage.
“I want I had a f**kin’ badass story like me and Connor McGregor f**kin’ scraping out at some f**king bar or one thing, however I don’t,” he quipped.
“I hope you guys have a f**king nice time,” he added, saying that Black Sabbath drummer Tommy Clufetos could be stepping in to take over for the rest of the present.
Lee additionally mentioned that his docs didn’t need him acting on the tour however, after being delayed for 2 years attributable to COVID, he advised the docs there was no method he would sit this one out. “Are you fucking excessive bro?” he mentioned of his response to his physicians’ recommendation. “We obtained a f**king tour to do. I ain’t f**king sitting out for s**t.”
Lee additionally shared an announcement on Instagram about his situation, which mirrored a lot of what he mentioned on stage. “I’ve been resting and therapeutic and despite the fact that the physician tells me I shouldn’t play in any respect, you already know I’m cussed and I’ll beast by means of the ache each present for as many songs as I can,” he mentioned within the submit.
“We’ve all been ready years for this second and there’s no method I’m lacking this!,” Lee continued. “On with the present.”
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx praised Lee for getting by means of as a lot of the present as he did. “The truth that Tommy was advised by the physician to not play with 4 damaged ribs & he beasted half our present is a miracle,” Sixx tweeted on Friday. “We’re a band and are happy with his energy. He’s doing the entire tour and daily including extra songs. What a f**king animal. Anyone on the market ever break ur ribs?”
The truth that Tommy was advised by the physician to not play with 4 damaged ribs & he beasted half our present is a miracle. We’re a band and are happy with his energy.He’s doing the entire tour and daily including extra songs. What a fucking animal.Anyone on the market ever break ur ribs?
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) June 17, 2022
Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour 2022 additionally options Joan Jett, Def Leppard and Poison. The tour is slated to run by means of September 9, with the ultimate present taking place in Las Vegas. The subsequent cease on the tour is on the Exhausting Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Saturday, June 18.