MOTLEY CRUE - Cut Short Australian Show, Vince Neil Hospitalized2013-03-11
Mötley Crüe were forced to cut short their concert in Sydney, Australia, on Sunday night when singer Vince Neil had to be hospitalized for a kidney stone attack. Since then, the singer had to undergo surgery to remove kidney stones last night.
Bassist Nikki Sixx posted the following message on the band's Facebook page explaining: "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."
Vince Neil released this message after surgery: "Just out of surgery. Spent night in hospital probably have to again tonight. Thank you all for 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!"
The band is touring in Australia with Kiss and Thin Lizzy.