Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil has suffered from kidney stones, of which he had to undergo emergency surgery on Sunday evening. The rock band is currently in Australia on tour, but the Sydney stop had Vince reeling in pain. He was taken to the hospital where he had surgery and is expected to play the band’s Brisbane show on Tuesday.
Bassist Nikki Sixx updated fans on Twitter and Facebook with Vince’s condition. He first tweeted, “Sorry Sydney for a short set tonight but Vince had to be rushed to the hospital for internal pain. Will update you on his progress.”
Afterward, he tweeted, “@TheVinceNeil is in surgery right now.He’s a true warrior. I’m gonna write a full update on Facebook.Been texting with Vince all night.”
Ten hours ago, Nikki posted this statement to his official Facebook:
Hey guys, I just woke here in Sydney. As many have heard we had to cut our set short by 4 songs last night due to Vince be in severe pain on stage.. He was doubled over on his dressing room floor 5 minutes till show time and was told by the promoter to not even play but Vince said he couldn’t do that to the fans.
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 to excruciating.
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…Nikki
After the surgery, Vince took to his official Twitter account to say, “Just out of surgery. Spent night in hospital probably have to again tonight. Thank you all for the kind words and prayers. Huge thank you to all the paramedics at the All Phones Arena, the ambulance paramedics, the nurses, doctors and Staff. Doc says I should have a full recovery and be back onstage for the Brisbane show tomorrow. Thanks to my bandmates and crew for your support!”
We’re glad to hear that he’s doing better and is able to make the following show. Stay well, Vince! What a dedicated guy!