March 11, 2013 8:49

Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil treated in hospital for kidney stones

Band were forced to cut short their gig in Sydney on Sunday night (March 10)

Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil treated in hospital for kidney stones

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Motley Crue were forced to cut short a gig in Sydney on Sunday night (March 10) after singer Vince Neil was rushed to hospital to be treated for kidney stones.

The band are currently touring down under with Kiss and Thin Lizzy. They were playing a second night at Sydney's Allphones Arena on Sunday when the singer fell ill and was forced to pull the gig after just four songs.

"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 the band's 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."

He continued: "I was texting with Vince most of the night last night as he was just waiting for the doctor to come back with the test results. This morning we found out he had to be admitted into surgery to remove kidney stones. He just got out 5 minutes ago and the doctors said everything went well in the operating room. I am going to the hospital to see him before I head to Brisbane. Will update you more later."

The next show on the group's Australian tour, in Brisbane on Tuesday, is still scheduled, CNN reports.

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