Motley Crue-Vince Cut, Up & Out
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is out of the hospital in Australia after undergoing emergency surgery for kidney stones and will be back on stage in Brisbane on Tuesday. Neil was forced to exit the stage with four songs left to go at Sunday’s Crue show in Sydney.
Bandmate Nikki Sixx describes Neil’s ordeal on his Facebook page, writing, “He was doubled over on his dressing room floor five minutes (till showtime) 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 [too] excruciating.”
The band’s manager, Allen Kovak, tells CNN, “If there is a way to safely perform, he always does. In nearly 20 years of managing Motley Crue, I can’t recall a show the band has canceled.”