Monday, October 19, 2015
Drummer Tommy Lee has missed the past four dates on Motley Crue’s farewell tour as he continues to recover from a case of tendonitis.
Lee was first diagnosed with the injury to his left wrist last week in Buffalo, NY and was pulled from the show on doctor’s orders.
"I’m so sorry to say that i'm unable to play drums tonight guys!!,” Lee tweeted on October 14. “I woke up at 3am with tendonitis!! f***!!! Cant even hold a drumstick!"
Tourmate and Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel filled in for Lee at the group’s final show in the city, and sat in again in Bridgeport, CT on October 16, Manchester, NH on October 17 and Bangor, ME on October 18.
“Rocked w/ Alice & covered for Tommy in Crue one more time tonight in Bangor, Maine,” posted Sobel on his social media sites. “He so wants to get back behind the kit but needed just a bit more time to make sure his wrist is good to go. He's been amazing through all this and is a class act who cheers me on during these last 4 shows.
“Tomorrow is a day off in Quebec City so that gives more time for healing & rest. Hopefully we'll be seeing T Lee rockin the kit for that show on Tuesday.”
Motley Crue’s next performance is scheduled for October 20 in Quebec City, QC, following which they’ll enjoy a 2-week break before playing a 3-week run of shows in the UK and Europe.
The band will then launch the final month of a farewell tour that will see them wrap up their live career with three shows in late December at the Staples Center in Los Angeles before closing things out on New Year’s Eve.
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