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Motley Crue Makes Decision on Stadium Tour After Vince Neil’s Accident

by Chris Haney
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Following the news of lead singer Vince Neil’s recent stage fall accident, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx said the band’s 2022 summer tour should be able to go on as planned.

Motley Crue is scheduled to play a massive stadium tour alongside Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts next year. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the tour twice already. However, according to Nikki Sixx, the famous ’80s rock band should be good to go by June 2022. Even despite their lead singer’s recent injury.

This past Friday, Vince Neil fell off stage while performing a solo show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The singer fell onto a concrete floor and broke multiple ribs in the incident. In fact, it put a stop to the concert and Neil went to a hospital for treatment.

Motley Crue’s bassist spoke to USA Today recently about his new memoir coming out titled The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx. While also discussing plans for next year’s tour, he confirmed that he thinks the band will be ready to hit the road in June.

“Do I believe COVID will still be here next year? Yes. But we’ll have to do the best that we can do,” Sixx said to USA Today. “The bigger question is, what does [2023] look like? Can we go to Europe or South America? Right now, our eyes are on the tour starting in June, band rehearsals in May, and all the set design starting months before that.”

Motley Crue Frontman Wanted to Continue Singing Before Medics Shut Him Down

While playing the Monsters on the Mountain music festival last week, an attending fan in the crowd captured a now-viral video of Vince Neil’s unfortunate stage fall.

The short video captured Neil clapping along with the crowd as he approached the edge of the stage. Unfortunately, he took one step too many and tumbled over the side. The Motley Crue singer fell about four feet below the stage onto the hard ground and cracked several ribs in the process.

Bassist Dana Strum from Neil’s solo band helped the singer get backstage as medics checked out his injury. Strum went on to address the concerned crowd and had to cancel the rest of the concert. Supposedly, the Motley Crue frontman wanted to keep singing and move forward with the show, according to The Wrap. But his bandmates and medics wisely convinced him to go to the hospital instead.

“The truth is Vince fell and broke ribs when he fell,” Strum told the crowd. “He can’t breathe and he’s gonna get dealt with medically. Now, that sucks for us, and him, he was so excited to be here. He lives in Tennessee, but he was willing to stick it out, tough it out, with the people back here telling him ‘don’t do it.'”

Fans will be glad to know the 60-year-old is on track to recover and should be all set after the new year.