Vince Neil, Motley Crue Singer, Hospitalized For Kidney Stones
Vince Neil was performing with the Motley Crue in Sydney, Australia, when he had to cut the band’s set short to get rushed to the hospital after suffering from pains due to kidney stones.
"He has been having problems for the last few days with kidney stones," Motley Crue manager Allen Kovac told CNN. "Vince is in the recovery room. All went well and we will know more soon," he added after Neil underwent surgery.
"He was doubled over on his dressing room floor five minutes 'til show time and was told by the promoter to not even play, but Vince said he couldn't do that to the fans," guitarist Nikki Sixx told fans on his Facebook page. "I've seen Vinnie go onstage with broken bones, his voice completely blown out and torn ligaments but he never ever cancels. Just like an athlete you sometimes have to play through the pain, but last night it became too excruciating."
It was with only four songs left on Montley Crue’s set list on Sunday that Neil realized he would not be able to continue, Sixx revealed. The rock band’s next tour stop in on Tuesday in Brisbane and is still scheduled to take place, Kovac announced. "Vince is a warrior who has played shows through a wide ranging list of injuries. If there is a way to safely perform, he always does," he said. "In nearly 20 years of managing Motley Crue, I can't recall a show the band has canceled."
Neil took to Twitter on Monday to update fans on his health and confirm that the show will go on Tuesday, writing, “Doc says I should have a full recovery and be back onstage for the Brisbane show tomorrow. Thanks to my bandmates and crew for your support!”