Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil was hospitalized Sunday (March 10), his bandmates announced on Twitter and Facebook, causing the band to have to cut short their concert in Sydney, Australia.
Guitarist Nikki Sixx writes on the band’s Facebook page:
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
Sixx also tweets an apology to the fans, “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.”
The band’s manager Allen Kovac tells CNN, “Vince is in the recovery room. All went well and we will know more soon.”
The band is still expected to perform in Brisbane Tuesday (March 12).