Motley Crue’s first gig in years started on a rough note.
MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee played only the first five songs of the band’s much-anticipated comeback performance at “The Stadium Tour” kickoff show earlier today (Thursday, June 16).
Tommy Lee released an official statement on his condition:
“Man ya’ll ain’t gonna believe this sh*t!…. I broke 4 f*cking ribs! But I’ve been resting and healing and even though the doctor tells me I shouldn’t play at all, you know I’m stubborn and I’ll beast through the pain every show for as many songs as I can!
“And have no fear, my boy Tommy Clufetos is here to help me out until I’m back at 100%…we’ve all been waiting years for this moment and there’s no way I’m missing this! On with the show!”
Earlier, Lee announced to the crowd that he broke several ribs days earlier, forcing him to hand over the sticks for the remainder of the performance to Tommy Clufetos.
“We did it! You did it. We did it. We’re f*cking here.”
“Two and a half years.
“Okay, well, anyway, what I’ve gotta tell you is about 14 days ago, I f*ckin’ broke not one, not two, not three, but four f*ckin’ ribs right here.
“I wish I had a f*ckin’ bada*s story, like me and Connor McGregor f*ckin’ scrapping out in some f*ckin’ bar or something. But I don’t.”
“Anyway, I hope you guys have a f*cking great time. And my boy Tommy Clufetos back here, he’s gonna help me get through this. ‘Cause the doctors told me, ‘No playing, bro. No playing.’ And I was like, ‘Are you f*cking high, bro? We’ve got a f*cking tour to do.’ So anyway, I ain’t f*ckin’ sitting out for sh*t. My boy’s gonna help me out here, and I’ll see you guys later. On with the goddamn show.”