“Man, ya’ll ain’t gonna consider this sh-t [but] I broke [four] f-cking ribs!” Tommy Lee posted to social media earlier than the kickoff of Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour. The long-delayed and highly-anticipated tour lastly began on June 16 at Atlanta, Georgia’s Truist Park, and Tommy, 59, stated he wasn’t going to overlook it. “I’ve been resting and therapeutic, and despite the fact that the physician tells me I shouldn’t play in any respect, you realize I’m cussed, and I’ll beast by means of the ache each present for as many songs as I can.” It turned out that the variety of songs was 5, per Classic Rock. Tommy made it by means of “Wild Facet,” “Shout on the Satan,” “Too Quick for Love,” “Don’t Go Away Mad (Simply Go Away),” and “Saints of Los Angeles” earlier than giving up his drum stool.
Breaking Information: Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee takes the stage at The Stadium Tour however mid-set goes to the mic and says after 2 and a half years of ready for this present he broke a couple of ribs just lately and the medical doctors informed him to not play. He promised to carry out anyway #TheStadiumTour pic.twitter.com/VjKj9bVQMs
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His substitute was Tommy Clufetos, who drummed on Black Sabbath’s remaining tour and is a member of Nikki Sixx‘s L.A. Rats. Lee’s social media submit stated that Clufetos could be there to “assist me out till I’m again at 100%.” HollywoodLife has reached out for clarification if Tommy Lee will proceed on the Stadium Tour – which options Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and Classless Act. The Atlanta present additionally featured a shock cameo from Machine Gun Kelly, who carried out the 2019 track, “The Grime (Est. 1981),” from the Crüe biopic The Grime, per Stereogum.
When the Crüe obtained on stage, Tommy informed the viewers about his situation. “We did it! You probably did it. We did it, we’re fucking right here! Okay, anyway, what I’ve obtained to let you know is about 14 days in the past, I fuckin’ broke not one, not two, not three, however 4 f-ckin’ ribs proper right here,” he stated, per Ultimate Classic Rock. “I want I had a fuckin’ badass story like me and Connor McGregor fuckin’ scrapping out in some f-ckin’ bar or one thing, however I don’t.”
When Tommy needed to hand the drumstick to Clufetos, he addressed the group. “The medical doctors informed me, ‘No taking part in, bro. No taking part in.’ And I used to be like, ‘Are you f-cking excessive, bro? We’ve obtained a fucking tour to do!’ So anyway, I ain’t sitting out for sh-t,” he stated. “My boy’s gonna assist me out right here, and I’ll see you guys later. On with the goddamn present.”
Mötley Crüe followers ought to know that the drums are in good arms when Tommy must take a break. Along with drumming on Black Sabbath’s farewell tour, Clufetos has been the drummer in Ozzy Osbourne’s band since 2009, per Loudwire. He additionally drummed with Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie.