The biggest story in rock n roll last year was Tommy Lee breaking four ribs two weeks prior to the kickoff of the Crue’s big comeback tour. With the revelation that ousted guitarist Mick Mars is suing his former bandmates for “ripping off” of his share of the profits, more details have emerged regarding the cover up of the true reason Lee was sitting out concerts due to a purported rib injury Lee’s wife said he suffered while carrying luggage down some steps.
TMD has been tipped off as to how exactly Tommy broke his ribs, and it’s so shocking that it makes sense why the band is covering it all up now. A source close to the Crue confirmed that a fight broke out during the Crue’s final rehearsal they held before leaving to play their first gig in Atlanta.
Believe it or not, the fight that caused the injury was between Tommy Lee and Vince Neil. Heavi channel on YouTube has posted an extended video update that has reached 72,000 views.
“TMD reports that Tommy was making jokes about Vince’s weight problem, and he just kept calling the singer derogatory names like “Fat boy” and “Vince Meal” during band practice, escalating to a big confrontation between the two.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE kicked off The Stadium Tour on June 16th, 2022 at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia and Lee only performed roughly half the band’s set before quitting and confessing to the crowd that he broke four ribs. The next couple gigs saw Lee play less songs, down to only three.
Vince Neil going after Tommy Lee’s ribs— JayKeeley (@doomedparade) June 23, 2022
The ribs: pic.twitter.com/1I4GMhk7bV
“The worst part,” the source adds, “is that when Vince attacked Tommy, he actually tackled him like a football player, and it knocked the drummer back into his drum kit where he fell onto one of his cymbals really hard.”
Amid the chaos, Tommy Clufetos stepped in to be the Crue’s replacement drummer for the glam band’s over-hyped comeback tour.
As the story goes, the Crue’s leader, Nikki Sixx, wanted to postpone the comeback tour a third time, but Mick Mars convinced him that if they don’t do these concerts, Vince Neil might not be in good enough physical shape to pull it off. So instead of risking fans “demanding refunds” and emptying the seats, they decided to just move ahead and deal with the situation the best they can. Mars has since confirmed that all of the members of the band except himself were using “backing tracks” and Neil was mostly doing lip syncing.