Vince Neil hospitalized: Motley Crue singer has kidney stones
Guitarist Nikki Sixx writes on the band's Facebook page:
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
Sixx also tweets an apology to the fans, "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."
The band's manager Allen Kovac tells CNN, "Vince is in the recovery room. All went well and we will know more soon."
The band is still expected to perform in Brisbane Tuesday (March 12).