He’s no Dr. Feelgood.
Tommy Lee didn’t let his damaged ribs get in the best way of his reunion with fellow Mötley Crüe bandmates after a virtually seven-year hiatus on Thursday.
Although the enduring drummer solely lasted 5 songs into the band’s hotly-anticipated reunion kickoff tour at Truist Park in Atlanta, Ga, it was truly 5 extra songs than his physician ordered.
In true Lee trend, the musician ignored the physician’s recommendation and went forward along with his efficiency throughout the band’s opening evening alongside Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
After soldiering on by means of 5 tracks on the drums, Lee’s ache was an excessive amount of for him to deal with.
“Man y’all ain’t gonna consider this s–,” he wrote on social media forward of the gig. “I broke 4 f–ing ribs!”
“However 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.”
Lee revealed he had Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne’s drummer Tommy Clufetos save the present till he’s “again at one hundred pc.”
Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe carry out onstage throughout The Stadium Tour at Truist Park on June 16, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.Kevin Mazur/Getty Pictures for Reside Nation
“We’ve all been ready years for this second and there’s no means I’m lacking this! On with the present,” Lee added.
“We did it! You probably did it, we did it, we’re f–ing right here!” he instructed the group, referring to the occasions the tour was postponed from 2020 because of the pandemic.
“OK, anyway, what I’ve acquired to let you know is about 14 days in the past, I f–ing broke not one, not two, not three, however 4 f–ing ribs proper right here.”
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 just a few ribs lately and the medical doctors instructed him to not play. He promised to carry out anyway #TheStadiumTour pic.twitter.com/VjKj9bVQMs
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“I want I had a f–ing badass story, like me and Conor McGregor f–ing scrapping out in some f–ing bar or one thing, however I don’t,” Lee defined, earlier than welcoming Clufetos to the stage.
Earlier than leaving the stage, Lee shared the physician’s orders with the group.
“The medical doctors instructed me, ‘No taking part in, bro. No taking part in.’ And I used to be like, ‘Are you f–ing excessive, bro? We’ve acquired a f–ing tour to do!’ So anyway, I ain’t sitting out for s–. My boy’s gonna assist me out right here and I’ll see you guys later. On with the goddamn present.”
Through the fifth track of the band’s set, Lee determined it was time to name it a day and relaxation up. He exited the gig behind his drum equipment, based on Final Basic Rock.
Tommy Lee and Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe carry out onstage throughout The Stadium Tour at Truist Park on June 16, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.Kevin Mazur/Getty Pictures for Reside Nation
The electrical live performance runs by means of the summer time, with its ultimate cease on Sept. 9 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.