Vince Neil has taken to Twitter to clarify some rumors regarding his health following the cancelation of some upcoming solo shows.
“People these rumors are false,” wrote Neil. “I haven’t spoken to any band members since [‘The Dirt’] movie premiere. I had to cancel shows due to back problems which I am getting treatment [for] now. There is no tension between me and Tommy. Don’t believe anything from these so-called gossip sites. Keep rocking.”
The tension with Tommy Lee and the “so-called gossip sites” is likely a nod to a recent story from Radar Online that alleges Neil and Lee were fighting “over which aging superstar should go to rehab first,” because Motley Crue was close to embarking on a “$150 million Live Nation tour.” The story also alleges that promoters would agree to the tour deal if Neil lost weight and Lee went to rehab for issues related to drinking.
This tour news seems very unusual, especially since Motley Crue famously wrapped a farewell tour on December 31, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and even signed a “cessation of touring agreement” stating they wouldn’t tour after 2015.