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Mötley Crüe Singer To Undergo Surgery After “Internal Pain” Cuts Show Short

Written by Marc Zanotti on March 11, 2013

Mötley Crüe’s frontman Vince Neil was rushed to hospital during last night’s show at Sydney’s Allphones Arena, forcing the band to cut short their set.

Currently touring Australia with Kiss and Thin Lizzy, the band were 9 songs into their set when it was announced that the show had been truncated due to Neil’s ailment.

Shortly after leaving the stage, bassist Nikki Sixx tweeted about the incident, apologising to the Sydney audience for the shortened performance:

“Sorry Sydney for a short set tonight but Vince had to be rushed to the hospital for internal pain. Will update you on his progress.”

Bandmate Mick Mars later revealed via Twitter that the singer was suffering from kidney stones:

“Sydney, my apologies for a short set this evening. Vince had an attack of kidney stones. He went straight from stage to the hospital.”

Crüe’s manager Allen Kovac told CNN yesterday that Neil will require surgery but is expected to play tomorrow night’s show in Brisbane.

“Vince will be going into surgery to remove the kidney stones,” Kovac informed CNN. “He has been having problems for the last few days with kidney stones. He was treated at the hospital after the show.”

“Vince is a warrior, who has played shows through a wide-ranging list of injuries. If there is a way to safely perform, he always does,” Kovac added. “In nearly 20 years of managing Motley Crue, I can’t recall a show the band has canceled.”

Last week Stixx revealed that once this current tour is complete Mötley Crüe have plans to record one more album and embark on a farewell tour before retiring the band. Mötley Crüe has been a rock n’ roll institution for over 3 decades and as Stixx explained it will be hard to say goodbye to the longest relationship of his life:

I love this band. I fucking spent my life doing this band. I’ve been doing this band longer than I’ve been doing anything else. And I’ve been in this band longer than I’ve known any woman, longer than I’ve known my children – only my family, and I have a closer relationship with my band than I have with my family, and a rockier relationship with my band than I’ve had with anybody in my family as well… So it’s very emotional.

UPDATE:

Mötley Crüe Singer Vince Neil has come out of surgery and has informed fans via his Twitter account that he will be fully recovered in time for Brisbane’s show tomorrow night:

“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!”

Bandmate Nikki Sixx posted on his Facebook page a more detailed account of what transpired during Mötley Crüe’s Sydney set on Sunday, 10th March. In the post, Stixx explained that Neil was “doubled over” in pain right before taking the stage and that Mötley Crüe’s set was only cut 4 songs short:

“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…”

You can read Sixx’s full statement here.

Photos: KISS, Mötley Crüe, Thin Lizzy – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne 06/03/2013

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