Moley Crue’s Tommy Lee recently played the drums for only the first three songs of the band’s concert on Sunday, June 19) at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Lee played “Wild Side”, “Shout At The Devil” and “Too Fast For Love” with his bandmates and then left from behind his kit to address the crowd.
Lee was replaced for the remainder of the set by Tommy Clufetos, who plays drums in Ozzy Osbourne’s live band and who sat behind the kit for Black Sabbath on the legendary heavy metal act’s final tour. Lee briefly returned later in the night to play piano on “Home Sweet Home”.
Tommy Lee refrains from revealing how he broke his rib
As was the case at the opening show of “The Stadium Tour” three nights earlier in Atlanta, Georgia and Saturday night in Miami Gardens, Florida, the drummer defied doctor’s orders — despite sustaining four broken ribs — to take part in the Crue’s long-awaited return to the stage with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
“This is the last time I’m gonna say this shit, ’cause that’s getting’ fu**in’ old,” he said (see video below). “About fu**in’ two weeks ago, I broke not one, not two, not three but four fuckin’ ribs right here. Crack. I’m not gonna tell you how because it’s fu**in’ bullshit. I wish I had a cool story for you, but I definitely don’t, man; it ain’t f**kin’ cool… Anyway, my buddy Tommy back here — Tommy’s gonna fu**in’ help me out here.
“I don’t know if anybody here — I’m sure somebody had to break some ribs. It is fucked up. It hurts to breathe; it hurts to fu**; it hurts to play drums; it hurts to do fu**ing anything.
“Anyway, Tommy, you fu**ing get it, buddy.
“I’ll see you guys in a minute. I’ll be back. On with the mother****in’ show. Let’s go.”