What in the world is going on with Motley Crue?! Shortly after the announcement of their break-up, Motley Crue is finding themselves in the headlines AGAIN as frontman Vince Neil was rushed to the hospital in Australia after cutting a concert short due to crippling internal pain. It was later discovered that Neil was suffering from Kidney Stones and had to have emergency surgery to remove them. Bassist Nikki Sixx posted a message to fans following the concert, saying:
“Sorry for a short set but Vince had to be rushed to the hospital for internal pain. Will update you on his progress.”
A follow-up message by Sixx was posted shortly after:
“Hey guys, I just woke here in Sydney. As many have heard we had to cut our set short by 4 songs last night due to Vince be in severe pain on stage .. He was doubled over on his dressing room floor 5 minutes till show time and was told by the promoter to not even play but Vince said he couldn’t do that to the fans. I’ve seen Vinnie go onstage with broken bones, his voice completely blown out and torn ligaments but he never ever cancels … Just like an athlete you sometimes have to play through the pain but last night it became to excruciating. I was texting with Vince most of the night last night as he was just waiting for the doctor to come back with the test results. This morning we found out he had to be admitted into surgery to remove kidney stones. He Just got out 5 minutes ago and the doctors said everything went well in the operating room. I am going to the hospital to see him before I head to Brisbane. Will update you more later … Nikki.”
In addition to Nikki’s posts, Neil himself took to Facebook last night for an update, along with a picture of him in a hospital bed:
“Just out of surgery. Spent night in hospital probably have to again tonight. Thank you all of the kind words and prayers. Doc says I should have a full recovery and be back onstage for the Brisbane show tomorrow. Thanks to my bandmates and crew for your support!”
So glad to hear that everything worked out, hopefully a scare like this doesn’t happen again! Keep on rockin’, Vince, we love you!