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Vince Neil suffers broken ribs after falling from stage

By | Published on Monday 18 October 2021

Vince Neil

Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil broke his ribs on Friday after falling from the stage while performing a solo set at the Monsters On The Mountain festival in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

According to TMZ, Neil “was a few songs into his set when he stepped to the edge of the stage, and then suddenly tumbled four feet onto the cement. Turns out there was a small gap between the speaker and the stage that Vince didn’t see and he fell through the crevice onto the floor”.

“He was clearly in pain”, the gossip site adds, “his roadie and a security guy helped him get to his feet, and Vince limped away”. He was then taken to hospital where X-rays confirmed that the singer had broken his ribs during the fall.

According to Blabbermouth, it was the bassist in Neil’s band – Dana Strum – who updated the crowd as to what was happening, stating: “The truth is Vince fell and broke ribs when he fell. He can’t breathe and he’s gonna get dealt with medically”.

“Now, that sucks for us, and him”, Strum added. “He was so excited to be here. He lives in Tennessee. But he was willing to stick it out and tough it out when the people back here were telling him ‘don’t do it’. Let’s have one good round of applause, please, for this guy”.

Neil’s band then finished his set with guitarist Jeff Blando providing the vocals.