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TOMMY LEE On How He Actually Broke His Ribs: ‘It’s F***in’ Bulls**t’

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee took the stage for a total of three songs for the band's concert last night in Orlando, Florida.


MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee took the stage for a total of three songs for the band’s concert last night (Sunday, June 19) at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida as he is still nursing four broken ribs.

Last night’s show marked the third time Tommy got behind the drum kit, despite doctor’s orders, if even for just a few songs.

Lee played “Wild Side“, “Shout At The Devil” and “Too Fast For Love” with MÖTLEY CRÜE and got out from behind the kit to speak to the crowd.

“This is the last time I’m gonna say this shit, ’cause that’s getting’ fuckin’ old,” he said (see video below). “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… Anyway, my buddy Tommy back here — Tommy’s gonna fuckin’ help me out here.

“I don’t know if anybody here — I’m sure somebody had to break some ribs. It is fucked up. It hurts to breathe; it hurts to fuck; it hurts to play drums; it hurts to do fucking anything.

“Anyway, Tommy, you fucking get it, buddy.

“I’ll see you guys in a minute. I’ll be back. On with the motherfuckin’ show. Let’s go.”

Tommy Lee has been replaced for the remainder of the band’s live sets by Ozzy Osbourne/BLACK SABBATH drummer Tommy Clufetos. Lee did return to the stage however later in the night to play piano for the MÖTLEY CRÜE classic “Home Sweet Home“.