Tommy Lee performed his first full show of Motley Crue‘s stadium tour on Tuesday night (June 28th) after previously splitting duties with Tommy Clufetos. As previously reported, Lee recently broke four ribs.
According to the Charlotte Observer, during the band’s performance at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, Lee performed without any mention of his injury. Prior to the Charlotte concert, Lee performed the first few songs of each show and then returned later to play piano on “Home Sweet Home.”
During opening night in Atlanta, Lee told the crowd, “What I’ve got to tell you is about 14 days ago, I f*ckin’ broke not one, not two, not three, but four f*ckin’ ribs right here. 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 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.”
Lee’s wife Brittany Furlan also explained how he broke his ribs, saying, “We were staying at an old rental house in Nashville. It was a cool, old quirky house,” she explained. “But the stairs outside were made out of stones, and they were really uneven, and the roots were pushing them up from the tree. And everything was fine. I actually fell up the stairs a few times getting groceries, but whatever. So, the day that we were leaving Nashville, our driver came and we had all this luggage and he wasn’t helping us; he just stayed in the car. And so Tommy was trying to carry all of our luggage for us. And he fell down these crazy stairs and broke — broke — four ribs. Not fractured, not bruised — broke.”