The Motley Crue drummer comes a cropper
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has been injured onstage in a pyrotechnics display during the band’s gig in Wyoming.
The sticksman was hurt towards the end of the group’s show at the Casper Events Center last night (October 12) but continued to play for another song before leaving the stage.
According to Casper Police spokesperson Sgt Doug Beran, Motley Crue’s usual encore was called off by singer Vince Neil, who informed the crowd of Lee’s injuries.
Lee was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment and Beran said that his injuries were not serious, but refused to discuss his condition further due to privacy considerations.
As reported on Motley Crue’s official website motley.com, one witness said that it appeared Lee was injured when sparks from a Roman candle style firework shot toward the drummer, who was suspended on a wire and swinging between drum sets which were hung several feet above the stage.
It has not yet been confirmed whether Lee’s accident will affect the next two gigs on Motley Crue’s ‘Carnival Of Sins Tour’, which is set to hit Bismarck Civic Center tomorrow night (October 14) and Rapid City’s Rushmore Plaza (15).