He’s no Dr. Feelgood.
Tommy Lee didn’t let his damaged ribs get in the way in which of his reunion with fellow Mötley Crüe bandmates after an almost seven-year hiatus on Thursday.
Even although the enduring drummer solely lasted 5 songs into the band’s hotly-anticipated reunion kickoff tour at Truist Park in Atlanta, Ga, it was truly 5 extra songs than his physician ordered.
In true Lee style, the musician ignored the physician’s recommendation and went forward together with his efficiency throughout the band’s opening evening alongside Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
After soldiering on by 5 tracks on the drums, Lee’s ache was an excessive amount of for him to deal with.
“Man y’all ain’t gonna believe this s–,” he wrote on social media forward of the gig. “I broke four f–ing ribs!”
“But I’ve been resting and healing and even though the doctor tells me I shouldn’t play at all, you know I’m stubborn and I’ll beast through the pain every show for as many songs as I can.”
Lee revealed he had Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne’s drummer Tommy Clufetos save the present till he’s “back at 100 percent.”
“We’ve all been waiting years for this moment and there’s no way I’m missing this! On with the show,” Lee added.
“We did it! You did it, we did it, we’re f–ing here!” he advised the gang, referring to the occasions the tour was postponed from 2020 on account of the pandemic.
“OK, anyway, what I’ve got to tell you is about 14 days ago, I f–ing broke not one, not two, not three, but four f–ing ribs right here.”
“I wish I had a f–ing badass story, like me and Conor McGregor f–ing scrapping out in some f–ing bar or something, but I don’t,” Lee defined, earlier than welcoming Clufetos to the stage.
Before leaving the stage, Lee shared the physician’s orders with the gang.
“The doctors told me, ‘No playing, bro. No playing.’ And I was like, ‘Are you f–ing high, bro? We’ve got a f–ing tour to do!’ So anyway, I ain’t sitting out for s–. My boy’s gonna help me out here and I’ll see you guys later. On with the goddamn show.”
During the fifth track of the band’s set, Lee determined it was time to name it a day and relaxation up. He exited the gig behind his drum equipment, in response to Ultimate Classic Rock.
The electrical live performance runs by the summer season, with its closing cease on Sept. 9 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.