Motley Crue Updates Fans on Vince Neil’s Recovery After Falling from Stage and Breaking Ribs

by Chris Haney

On Friday night, Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil fell off the stage during a performance and broke multiple ribs. However, the famous lead singer is back home and on the mend, according to his band.

During a show performing his solo material with his other band, Neil stumbled off the concert venue’s stage. He proceeded to fall around 4 feet down onto the hard concrete floor. The ’80s rocker sustained several broken ribs in the fall, but thankfully seems to be doing alright.

Motley Crue shared an update about their lead singer on their official Twitter account on Sunday afternoon. The band assured their fans that Neil is recovering and working his way back to singing again soon. Yet it sounds like the injury will keep him from performing until at least next year.

Motley Crue Frontman Wanted to Continue Singing Before Medics Suggested Against It

Last week, Vince Neil and his solo band played the Monsters on the Mountain music festival in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. That’s where a fan in attendance captured a now-viral video of the singer’s unfortunate fall.

The short 11-second clip shows Neil doing some crowd work as he encourages fans to clap along to the song. He’s got a guitar hanging from its strap at his side as he claps and slowly approaches the edge of the stage. The Motley Crue frontman takes one step too many and plummets over the side. In the video, you can hear fans gasp as he disappears below.

His bandmate and bassist Dana Strum helped Neil backstage and addressed the crowd after the injury.

“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.'”

Allegedly, the Motley Crue lead singer wanted to continue on with the show, according to The Wrap. But cooler heads prevailed once his bandmates and medics at the scene convinced him to go to the hospital. While the 60-year-old had to shut it down during Friday’s performance, he’s on track to recover and hit the road in the new year.

Motley Crue fans will hate to hear about his injury. But they’ll also be relieved to know the singer should be good to go for the band’s 2022 tour. Motley Crue will hit the road for the first time together since 2015. In addition, they’ll be joined by Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. The tour was supposed to kick off in 2021, but like so many other tours, it’s been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.