Tommy Lee Forced to Miss Another Motley Crue Concert
Lee typed out a note, took a picture of it and tweeted it out to his followers. "As some of you may have heard," it began, "I sustained an injury of severe inflammation to my left wrist and was unable to play the other night in Buffalo. I'm so sorry to say that the injury has not improved and it is unlikely I will be able to perform again tonight in Bridgeport. Regardless, the show must go on and Alice Cooper's amazing drummer, Glen Sobel will be filling in for me on drums. I will, however, come on stage to see everyone and also to play the piano with my good hand for the finale on 'Home Sweet Home.' I am told that this injury is temporary and that I will be back on stage very shortly. I'm doing everything in my power to speed up the healing process, I hate not being able to play for you guys!!"
Sobel filled in for Lee on Wednesday after spending that afternoon learning their material. Lee helped out by coaching him through the in-ear monitors and triggering some of the electronics. However, he did not take a ride of the Cruecifly drum roller coaster.
UPDATE: Tommy Lee later posted a humorous video to illustrate his frustration at being sidelined. "This is how I feel about not being able to play drums tonight," he said. "I'm sorry guys. Still need some more healing."
Hopefully, Lee will recover soon because time is running out for the band. Motley Crue are playing in Manchester, N.H. tonight (Oct. 17) and Bangor, Maine on Sunday. After that, they are spending six weeks touring Europe before returning to North America in early December for the last 15 shows of their Final Tour.
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