Sad news for MOTLEY CRUE fans.
MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil suffered a serious injury when he fell off the stage during his solo band’s performance earlier tonight (Friday, October 15) at the Monsters On The Mountain festival at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
According to Metal Sludge, the incident occurred early into the set — while the group was performing “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)”, a CRÜE classic which has been a staple of the singer’s solo shows.
In video of the incident, Vince can be seen encouraging the crowd to clap at the end of the song while taking a step or two forward toward the front of the stage before losing his footing and falling off.
A short time later, bassist Dana Strum addressed the crowd, and explained the situation:
“The truth is Vince fell and broke ribs when he fell”
“He can’t breathe… He was so excited to be here. He lives in Tennessee. But he was willing to stick it out and tough it out… Let’s have one good round of applause, please, for this guy.”
According to sources cited by Metal Sludge, Neil was taken away in an ambulance but no further details are available regarding Vince‘s condition.