During a solo show on Friday night (October 15th), Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil fell off stage and ended up breaking several ribs. Billboard reported that a few songs into the set at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee’s Monster on the Mountain Festival, Neil was trying to get the crowd to clap along to Crüe’s 1989 hit, “Don’t Go Anyway Mad (Just Go Away)” and didn’t see the gap between a speaker and the stage and fell four feet onto the hard cement. Neil’s backing band continued playing after the accident with guitarist Jeff Blando handling lead vocal duties.
Neil’s bassist Dana Strum told the crowd: “The truth is Vince fell and broke ribs when he fell. He can’t breathe and he’s gonna get dealt with medically. He was so excited to be here. He lives in Tennessee. But he was willing to stick it out and tough it out when the people back here were telling him ‘Don’t do it.’ Let’s have one good round of applause, please, for this guy.”
On Sunday (October 17th) a message was posted to fans on Mötley Crüe’s social media, stating, “Vince is back home and resting after breaking a few ribs on Friday night. Our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery and ready to rock in ’22!!”
OFF THE RECORD
- There’s been more than one comment from fans and industry insiders alike, that Vince Neil will not be road ready when Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard join forces with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in 2022 for the eagerly anticipated 30-date “Stadium Tour.”
- Back on May 29th, during Vince Neil’s first post-Covid solo gig, he was forced to leave the stage after losing his voice.
- Since the “Stadium Tour” was first announced, fans and critics have been pondering if Neil, who’s far from being in the shape during the band’s late-’80s heyday, would have the physical stamina to undertake a major headlining tour.
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