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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 18: Mick Mars arrives at the premiere of Netflix's 'The Dirt' at ArcLight Hollywood on March 18, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

News of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s guitarist Mick Mars’ death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However, a report which attempted to claim to have the drop on the six string legend’s demise has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and is just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Mötley Crüe’s guitarist is alive and well.

Well, good as he can be, considering Mick is suffering from a debilitating inflammatory disease called Ankylosing spondylitis, which is a type of arthritis that causes severe inflammation in the joints and ligaments of the spine. Normally, the joints and ligaments in the spine help us move and bend.

Pictured: Mick Mars getting the Covid-19 immunization vaccine (Source: Instagram)

“If you have ankylosing spondylitis, over time, the inflammation in the joints and tissues of the spine can cause stiffness. In severe cases, this may cause the vertebrae (bones in the spine) to fuse (grow together). When the vertebrae fuse, it can lead to a rigid and inflexible spine.” – Niams.nih.gov

Rumors of the guitarist’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Mick Mars’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American guitarist’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (January 30, 2022), our beloved guitarist Mick Mars passed away. Mick Mars was born on May 4, 1951 in Huntington. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 70-year-old guitarist was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.

MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s “The Stadium Tour” with DEF LEPPARDPOISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS was originally scheduled to take place summer of 2020 but ended up being pushed back to 2021, and then to 2022, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although, another crazy report was posted almost a week ago, that purportedly featured a deleted tweet by Mars, stating that the Crue’s comeback tour was going to be postponed for a third time, believe it or not.

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