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Vince Neil Released From Hospital

By Newsferatu, Writer
Sunday, September 18, 2005 @ 3:25 PM


Recovering From Broken Leg Suf

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From the Associated Press:

Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil broke his leg performing at a concert Friday night (September 16th). The band was about five songs into the concert at downtown Atlanta's Philips Arena when Neil leaned over to sing along with the audience and slipped off stage, said Atlanta Police Department spokeswoman Sylvia Abernathy.

He was treated at Piedmont Hospital and released Saturday, hospital spokeswoman Diana Lewis said.

Police also responded to an unrelated incident involving a man who injured himself after jumping from the fourth floor of the arena into the audience. He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following entry in his online diary:

During 'Live Wire' last night, Vince's left leg completely gave out. He said it felt like a snap or he had been hit with something extremely heavy in the calf. It was right before intermission and after we finished the song without him, we went backstage where he was surrounded by paramedics. They said he probably tore something in his calf and he needed to go to the hospital right away. He wanted to gp back onstage, but to be honest he couldn't even stand. Finally he was rushed to the hospital and the report is that he did tear the muscle, but it's not as bad as it could be. He will be able to perform but can't really jump around until it heals... usually these types of injuries take up to 6 weeks to heal so he's very lucky. We have a day off today and tomorrow is a show in Memphis, then another day off. So that leaves him more time offstage than usual. We honor the tickets for the show in Atlanta. Vince feels horrible, and he wanted to finish the show but I think it's better he didn't in the big picture. From all 4 of us, we're very sorry and will be back to Atlanta. No shows will be cancelled.


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