Mötley Crüe vocalist Vince Neil broke his ribs after falling off of the stage and directly onto the concrete ground during a performance on October 15th (see video below).

Video shows the 60-year-old rocker walking to the front of the stage while performing with his band at Monsters On The Mountain Fest in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Neil was encouraging the crowd to clap along when he suddenly fell and dropped out of the camera’s view almost instantly.

Apparently there was a small gap between the speaker and the stage that Neil didn’t notice, according to TMZ.

“The truth is Vince fell and broke ribs when he fell,” the singer’s bassist, Dana Strum, told the crowd a few moments later, adding that he “can’t breathe” and will be “dealt with medically.”

Despite the scary accident, the band continued to play their cover of Mötley Crüe’s Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) as Neil’s team helped him get up and backstage. They went on to finish the set with guitarist Jeff Blando taking over lead vocals in place of Neil.

Neil is scheduled to reunite with Mötley Crüe for a massive stadium tour in 2022. It’s unclear how long Neil will need to recover from the injury, but reports say it shouldn’t take more than two months for broken ribs to heal.

The upcoming Stadium Tour will be the first time Neil has performed with Mötley Crüe since 2015.

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  1. I think these guys are just joking around now. Touring to keep their expensive lifestyle but are not really serious musicians. I dont think these guys can stay in the same room together for any period of time without a fight breaking out and I don’t think we will see another great release from these guys. What happen to Mick Mars solo release? I saw them on their good bye tour a few years ago and their sound was bad. One of the most boring concerts I ever saw. No deep cuts. But back in the 1985 era they were the most exciting band in the world. Maybe we will get another Madonna cover. You can tell that I am a Motley fan but I think these guys had their day.

  2. This was an unfortunate accident, and I hope Vince recovers fast and fully.

    That said, when I saw them on their “farewell” tour, it was obvious that the weakest link in the band was Vince (the rest of the band actually kicked a**). Vince was visibly and audibly out of breath 3/4 of the way through the first song. Since then, based at least on the videos I’ve seen of his solo performances, Vince has only deteriorated both physically and vocally. Even in the group picture that Ed Trunk took of himself with Vince and members of Night Ranger this weekend, Vince is unrecognizably bloated and doesn’t look like he’s in any shape to do a two-hour, high-energy show – let alone an entire tour. Despite all the PR that Nikki Sixx does about Vince being busy getting himself back in shape to “kick a**” next summer, every picture and video of Vince tells an entirely contradictory story.

    I wish them the best – especially considering that I plan to see them next year – and I’m sure the band will be great, but I also fully expect to be thoroughly disappointed by – and embarrassed for – Vince. What’s worse, I fear it will be an embarrassment for Motley Crue because the other bands in the lineup are going to show up to impress.

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