Motley Crue frontman and Las Vegas resident Vince Neil was rushed to a hospital in Sydney, Australia, during the band’s concert, which was cut short, on Saturday night. Vince was taken by an ambulance from the stadium and immediately underwent a CT scan.
Vince complained while onstage of internal pain and said it was so severe that he couldn’t continue. Bassist and Motley Crue co-founder Nikki Sixx sent out an apology on Twitter to fans and KISS, who are on tour with them, and hopes to add a couple of dates to make up for Vince’s illness.
Vince’s girlfriend, Las Vegas makeup artist Rain Andreani, told me this morning from Sydney: â€œIt’s unknown for the moment what the illness is. He will get the results of the scan Monday morning Australian time — 7 p.m. Sunday Las Vegas time — and it’s possible that he may have to undergo an operation.â€
Motley Crue and KISS are on tour Down Under until March 18, when Vince is due to fly home for a concert at The Orleans Arena here. Vince barely has time for rehearsals before he plays here at the arena for the 2013 Bob Rocks festival with Quiet Riot, Skid Row, Warrant, Night Ranger and Vince solo on March 22.
â€œI literally get off the plane and go straight to the stage,â€ he told me just before he flew to Australia. Motley Crue begins a North American tour starting in Canada on April 20 and continues through May 25 in Atlantic City.