Drummer Tommy Lee sat out Motley Crue’s show in Buffalo, NY on Wednesday due to a case of tendonitis.
"I’m so sorry to say that i'm unable to play drums tonight guys!!,” Lee tweeted. “I woke up at 3am with tendonitis!! f***!!! Cant even hold a drumstick!"
"Dr. said not playing tonight and tomorrow the inflamation should go down to hopefully play the next show @ Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport," he added.
Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel filled in for Lee at the group’s final show in the city, following which he revealed how the situation worked out for all involved.
"So today at 12:30pm I got a call from Motley Crüe management about me filling in for Tommy Lee who has a hurt wrist,” writes Sobel. “After our Alice Cooper set, I rocked a set w/ Crue here in Buffalo, NY. It's been an insane day of prep & making cheat sheets.
"I can't describe what an honor it’s been to rock tonight with Vince, Mick, Nikki & Tommy, who was handling some of the electronics and cueing me through the in ear monitors from side stage. No - I did not do the Cruecify drum solo. But I played with the guys for the finale of Home Sweet Home on the hydraulic stage by front of house.
"It's one of those things - had I known when I was a kid this would happen one day----you get the picture. Here's to hoping Tommy Lee's wrist heals up quickly. I'm familiar with the experience of playing though pain while being on tour. It isn't fun.
"Thx to all my Alice band mates & crew members (especially Michael Miller & Nick Engle) for making this day run smooth, and of course Alice for having me out on this amazing tour. See you at the next show!"
Motley Cue are in the home stretch of the final North American leg of a farewell tour that will see the band wrap up their live career with three shows in late December at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, closing things out on New Year’s Eve.
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