Wife of drummer Tommy Lee has revealed how he broke four ribs prior to the launch of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s “The Stadium Tour.”
Lee hasn’t been able to play full sets on CRÜE‘s current North American stadium tour with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS after sustaining his injuries about two weeks before the trek’s June 16 kick-off in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lee‘s wife, Brittany Furlan, has now opened up about the circumstances that led to his four broken ribs in her recent Snapchat video.
“Everyone keeps asking how Tommy broke his ribs, so I’m just gonna tell you,” Britanny said. “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.”
“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,” she added. “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 they 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.'”
Remaining dates and tickets for “The Stadium Tour” can be found here.