It has finally been revealed how MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee had broken four of his ribs courtesy of his wife, Brittany Furlan.
The 59-year-old Lee has only been able to perform a few songs with MÖTLEY CRÜE on their current North American tour with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS due to suffering the injury two weeks before the “The Stadium Tour” kicked off.
In a new Snapchat video, Tommy’s wife, Brittany Furlan, opened up about the circumstances that led to his breaking four of his ribs. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Everyone keeps asking how Tommy broke his ribs, so I’m just gonna tell you. We were staying at an old rental house in Nashville. It was a cool, old quirky house. But the stairs outside were made out of stones, and they were really uneven, and the roots were pushing them up from the tree. And everything was fine. I actually fell up the stairs a few times getting groceries, but whatever.”
She continued: “So, the day that we were leaving Nashville, our driver came and we had all this luggage and he wasn’t helping us; he just stayed in the car. And so Tommy was trying to carry all of our luggage for us. And he fell down these crazy stairs and broke — broke — four ribs. Not fractured, not bruised — broke. And it was crazy, ’cause I came out and he couldn’t breathe. It was really scary. He was on the ground [and] he was gasping for air. And he got on a plane that day still and went and did the rest of rehearsals [for the tour] in Pennsylvania. He went to the hospital in Pennsylvania when we landed and they were, like, ‘You have four broken ribs.’ And they wanted to keep him there, but he did not wanna stay. And he’s just a fighter. He’s the toughest guy I know. I mean, look at all his tattoos; he just really fights through the pain.’
Brittany, who is an actress and Internet personality, finished off with a simple: “Anyway, that’s what happened.”
When Tommy initially announced at the “Stadium Tour” kick-off show in Atlanta that he had broken his ribs, Lee told the audience: “I wish I had a fuckin’ badass story, like me and Conor McGregor fuckin’ scrapping out in some fuckin’ bar or something, but I don’t.” Three days later, at MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s concert in Orlando, Lee said: “About fuckin’ two weeks ago, I broke not one, not two, not three but four fuckin’ ribs right here. Crack. I’m not gonna tell you how because it’s fuckin’ bullshit. I wish I had a cool story for you, but I definitely don’t, man; it ain’t fuckin’ cool.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s long-delayed North American tour with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS will conclude on September 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.