Neil was headlining Monsters on the Mountain Festival
Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil has broken ribs after falling off stage Friday night (Oct 15th). Neil was a few songs into a headlining performance with his solo band at inaugural Monsters on the Mountain in Pigeon Forge, TN when he tumbled off the stage and fell four feet onto cement with his guitar strapped on his back.
Neil fell after overlooking a small gap between the speaker and the front of stage as he encouraged fans to clap.
Bassist Dana Strum addressed the crowd a short time later.
“The truth is Vince fell and broke ribs when he fell. He can’t breathe and he’s gonna get dealt with medically,” Strum shares. “Now, that sucks for us, and him. 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.”
Guitarist Jeff Blando took over vocal duties for the rest of the set, according to reports.
SiriusXM host Eddie Trunk tweeted that Neil was taken to a local hospital.
“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!”
This is the latest setback Neil has had since returning to the road earlier this summer. He made headlines months ago when fan-filmed footage of the 60 year old rocker — who hadn’t performed in more than a year due to the pandemic — lost his voice several songs into a set at the Boone Iowa River Valley Festival in Iowa.
Next year, Motley Crue is set to reunite after seven years for The Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The 31 date trek was originally scheduled for 2020 and then pushed to 2021. However, Live Nation decided to push the tour back another year due to the pandemic.