Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee quits Twitter after ‘altercation’ with son

21-year-old son Brandon says physical altercation was "a result of my father's alcoholism"

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee has quit social media after reports of a physical altercation with his son earlier this week.

According to reports, Lee was taken to hospital on Monday night (March 5) after an alleged altercation with his 21-year-old son Brandon. Police responded to the incident at Lee’s home in Calabasas, California, but no arrest was made.

After reports suggesting that Brandon had been acting in self-defence and was defending the honour of his mother Pamela Anderson, Lee tweeted of the incident: “My fiancée and I were in bed when my son busted into the room and assaulted me. I asked him to leave the house and he knocked me unconscious. He ran away from the police. THAT’S the truth”.

Brandon has since issued a statement, describing himself as “devastated” and claiming that the “events of the last several days… have been a result of my father’s alcoholism”.

“I’ve worked tirelessly organising an intervention and it’s incredibly upsetting that it never came to fruition,” Brandon added.

“I wanted my dad’s hopeful sobriety and recovery to be a private family matter but, as a result of his accusations on social media, I feel forced to speak out.”

“I have and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as needed. I love my father and just want to see him sober, happy and healthy.”

In response to Brandon’s statement, Lee tweeted that he was “happier than I’ve been in my entire life”.

“I have a few drinks here & there because I’m fuckin retired and enjoying my life,” Lee wrote. “I worked 30+ fuckin years I deserve it. You didn’t arrange any intervention, you barely spoke to me while u were here. Just coverin ur ass!!”

Lee later added that he was quitting Twitter, saying that he didn’t want to read any more “lies”.

Tommy Lee was married to Pamela Anderson from 1995 to 1998. Brandon was born in 1996 and their second child, Dylan, was born in 1997.