It’s now been revealed how Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee broke his ribs.
Tommy’s wife Brittany says, "We were staying at an old rental house in Nashville. It was a cool, old quirky house. But the stairs outside were made out of stones, and they were really uneven, and the roots from the tree pushing them up. And everything was fine. I actually fell up the stairs a few times getting groceries, but whatever.”
She added, "So, the day that we were leaving Nashville, our driver came and we had all this luggage and he wasn't helping us; he just stayed in the car. And so Tommy was trying to carry all of our luggage for us and he fell down these crazy stairs and broke — broke — four ribs. Not fractured, not bruised — broke. And it was crazy, 'cause I came out and he couldn't breathe. It was really scary.”
Brittany also said, "He was on the ground [and] he was gasping for air. And he got on a plane that day still and went and did the rest of rehearsals [for the tour] in Pennsylvania. He went to the hospital in Pennsylvania when we landed and they were, like, 'You have four broken ribs.' And they wanted to keep him there, but they he did not wanna stay. And he's just a fighter. He's the toughest guy I know. I mean, look at all his tattoos; he just really fights through the pain."
After the incident, Lee has only been playing on four songs during their shows, with Tommy Clufetos filling in for the rest of the set. However last Saturday in Philadelphia, Lee upped it to eight songs, so he’s making progress.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]