How Did Motley Crue Drummer Tommy Lee Break His Ribs? His Wife Answers – 2022 – The Stadium Tour
Brittany Furlan Lee:
Everyone keeps asking how Tommy broke his ribs, so I’m just going to tell you. We were staying at an old rental house in Nashville, it was a cool, old quirky house. But the stairs outside were made out of stones, and they were really uneven, and the roots were pushing them up from a tree. I actually fell up the stairs a few times getting groceries, but whatever.
So, the day that we were leaving Nashville, our driver came, and we had all this luggage, and he wasn’t helping us. He just stayed in the car, and so Tommy was trying to carry all of our luggage for us. And he fell down these crazy stairs and broke four ribs – not fractured, not bruised, broke. And it was crazy because I came out and he couldn’t breathe. It was really scary. He was on the ground, and he was gasping for air.
He got on a plane that day, still, and went and did the rest of rehearsals in Pennsylvania. He went to the hospital in Pennsylvania when we landed and they were like, “You have four broken ribs.” They wanted to keep him there, but he did not want to stay.
He’s just a fighter. He’s the toughest guy I know. I mean, look at all his tattoos. He just really fights through the pain. Anyway, that’s what happened. It sucks.
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