Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was reportedly rushed to the hospital this weekend and underwent emergency surgery after cutting short a concert in Australia due to sharp internal pain.
It was later discovered that the enigmatic frontman was suffering from kidney stones and had to have surgery to remove them before nature took a more painful route excreting them.
Both Neil and fellow Crue member Nikki Sixx posted messages online in order to keep fans updated on the situation.
Sixx was the first to break the silence as he tweeted to fans shortly after the concert, “Sorry for the short set but Vince had to be rushed to the hospital for internal pain. Will update you on his progress.”
And just yesterday, Neil told fans on his Facebook page, "Just out of surgery. Spent night in hospital probably have to again tonight. Thank you all for the kind words and prayers. Doc says I should have a full recovery and be back onstage for the Brisbane show tomorrow. Thanks to my bandmates and crew for your support!"
Sixx also posted a follow up message on Facebook on Sunday about the incident, writing: "Hey guys, I just woke here in Sydney. 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."
Although extremely painful, kidney stones are nothing rare and it looks as though the Crue should be back on the road very soon.