Last night while Motley Crue was performing “Primal Scream” in Estevan, SK, Canada….An audience member rushed the stage, bumping into Mick Mars which caused him to be knocked down. The fan then attempted to grab singer Vince Neil before being tackled and hauled off by security. “What the fuck is wrong with you, you fucking idiot?”, drummer Tommy Lee shouted as the man was being dragged off the stage…..Vince Neil then told the audience, “We might be back”.
After a brief break, Motley Crue did return to the stage to finish the concert. Mick Mars, who celebrated his 62nd birthday yesterday (5/4/13), posted on twitter this afternoon with the following message “Thank all of you for your concerns about me being knocked down last night I’m alright nothing broken. My body guard Rhyno got 2 busted ribs” (from @mrmickmars).
Watch the video below as security helps Mick get back on his feet, but not before band mate Nikki Sixx kicks the audience member.
In a 2008 interview with MusicRadar, Mick stated about his medical condition: “It’s no walk in the park. In fact, it’s why I kind of walk like Frankenstein. [laughs] The thing about ankylosing spondylitis is, it’s caused by a gene; you first start noticing pain in your hips, usually when you’re in your teens. What it does is it slowly fuses your bones together — your spine, your ribs… With most people it stops in their 30s, when the disease is still in their lower back. In my case, I have a rare form of the disease that hasn’t stopped, so it’s all the way up my whole back and into my brain stem. It’s literally squeezing my rib cage together, so I’ve lost some height. And now that it’s up in my brain stem it’s hard for me to move my head in any direction, be it up and down or sideways. So I can’t drive, I can’t do any of that kind of stuff — this isn’t a ‘boo-hoo’, it’s just the facts.”