Vince Neil is recovering after taking a nasty spill off the stage during a Friday night performance in Pigeon Ford, Tennessee.
TMZ reported that the Mötley Crüe singer was performing a solo show during the Monster on the Mountain rock festival when he stepped to the edge of the stage and lost his footing, falling about four feet to the concrete below.
Video of the incident showed Neil clapping as he walked to the lip of the stage, and then suddenly crashing down.
“He was clearly in pain… his crew thought he had broken some ribs. His roadie and a security guy helped him get to his feet, and Vince limped away,” TMZ recounted, adding that the 60-year-old rocker was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance.
“The truth is Vince fell and broke ribs when he fell,” Dana Strum, bass player in Neil’s band, told the crowd. “He can’t breathe and he’s gonna get dealt with medically. 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.”
Breaking News from Metal Sludge!
Vince Neil has fallen at tonight’s Monsters on the Mountain festival and is being taken to a local area hospital now. pic.twitter.com/ahERWH34jr
— metalsludge (@MetalSludge) October 16, 2021
SiriusXM metal deejay Eddie Trunk attended the show, and offered an update on Neil’s condition via Twitter.
Get well @thevinceneil ! Vince slipped and fell off the stage tonight at Monsters on the Mountain here in Pigeon Forge. Vince had been moving & singing great before the accident. He’s at hospital now getting care & X Rays. More when I hear. Get well VN!
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) October 16, 2021
Mötley Crüe has since confirmed the star is “back home and resting after breaking a few ribs.”
Vince is back home and resting after breaking a few ribs on Friday night. Our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery and ready to rock in ‘22!! 🖤🤘 pic.twitter.com/gvM9N7sLkc
— Mötley Crüe (@MotleyCrue) October 17, 2021