MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil suffered a serious injury when he fell off the stage during his solo band’s performance at the Monsters On The Mountain festival at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns expressed his opinion on Vince Neil in a new interview with “The Bay Ragni Show”.
Speaking about how he has been staying in shape while off the road during the pandemic, Phil said:
“I’ve got lungs — I’ve got lungs for days. I’m a runner, so I’ve always had a big lung capacity and a loud, annoying voice. So, those things have really, really served me well. And [I am regularly] on the rowing machine, getting the stamina going, because — I wouldn’t say I’m in training, but not doing anything for two years, I don’t wanna get shocked. I don’t wanna get… Like a couple of guys who’d come out and they’re halfway through their set, and they’re, like, ‘Oh, f*ck. I’m completely out of shape. I haven’t done this in so long.’
Phil further talked about Vince Neil, saying:
“Well… You saw… You know who I’m talking about. And it was pitiful to see the lead vocalist of ‘The Stadium [Tour]’ headliner not able to make it through f*cking four songs. C’mon! As a frontman, as a singer, you have a f*cking responsibility to step it up, especially if you’re that f*cking big. So, no f*cking sympathy from me whatsoever. It takes work. It takes discipline.”
Earlier, a longtime Motley Crue fan Larry Harris shared a personal experience of this incident on Motley Crue Facebook group.
Here’s what he said:
“I was standing less than 6 feet away from where Vince Neil took that fall last night. Seen so many people laugh and act like he deserved it. Very sad! My 15-year-old daughter was with me who loves Motley Crue so as we witnessed him being helped up and backstage, my daughter was almost in tears. It was scary to see how much pain he was in and looking completely out of it. I know many think he was drunk or out of it to take the fall. I will say he was putting on one of his better performances in years so it was obvious he was trying for his fans.
“I will also say it was a horrible stage setup by Monsters on the Mountain with an accident waiting to happen. They had this small gap in front of the stage where these risers with lights on it. Talking to a band that played earlier on the same stage told us that there was some white tape marking before the gap but with the lights in your eyes, it would be so easy to miss it and think the stage extends out to the risers and the gap being so dark it blends with the stage. He fell right between the gap banging his ribs into it. Really don’t think this was a singer under the influence but a singer who made a very honest misjudgment due to a poor setup. Here’s a picture of Vince about 2 minutes before the fall.”