MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was forced to sit out the band’s concert Friday night (October 16) at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut — two nights after missing the band’s show in Buffalo.
Said Tommy in a statement released earlier today: “As some of you may have heard, I sustained an injury of severe inflammation to my left wrist and was unable to play the show the other night in Buffalo. I’m so sorry to say that the injury has not improved and it is unlikely I will be able to perform again tonight in Bridgeport. Regardless, the show must go on and Alice Cooper‘s amazing drummer, Glen Sobel, will be filling in for me on drums. I will, however, come on stage to see everyone and also to play the piano with my good hand for the finale on ‘Home Sweet Home’.”
He continued: “I am told this injury is temporary and that I will be back on stage very shortly. I’m doing everything in my power to speed up the healing process. I hate not being able to play for you guys!!”
Lee added in a tweet: “This kills me!! I’m terrible watching any concert from the sidelines! Especially mine!!”
MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s “The Final Tour” kicked off last year and will end New Year’s Eve at the Staples Center in Los Angeles after one last round of North American gigs.
While announcing the first details of “The Final Tour” at a Los Angeles press conference in January 2014, the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE revealed that they took the unusual step of having their lawyer draw up a formal “cessation of touring” agreement that goes into effect at the end of 2015 and prohibits the members of the group from going on the road again under the MÖTLEY CRÜE banner.
The 2014 leg of “The Final Tour” was one of last year’s top-grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million.