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Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee: Farewell Tour Is Next, Cites Mick Mars’ Health as Major Factor

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According to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, the band will soon be singing its swan song. In a new interview, Lee spoke about upcoming plans for a Motley Crue farewell tour, citing guitarist Mick Mars‘ battle with ankylosing spondylitis as one of the reasons for Crue’s end.

It’s not secret that Motley Crue will soon embark on a farewell tour, but Tommy Lee went into greater details about the reasons in a chat with electronic musician Deadmau5 during a YouTube segment called ‘COffee RuN!!?!?’ “The farewell tour is next,” Lee tells DeadMau5. The un-mouse-headed artist immediately asks if Crue had already done a proper farewell tour, but Tommy Lee replies, “No, we’ve never done one.”

Lee continues by speaking on Mick Mars’ condition. “He has a spinal disease that’s slowly fusing his vertebrae together. It’s one of those things that’s treatable, but not curable. So it’s just progressively getting really worse and it’s painful for him, so he doesn’t want to tour much longer. I can’t say I blame him … We want to go out with one big hurrah with the original guys and be done with it. That’s such a bad look, when bands are still playing the f—ing fairgrounds, those county fair shows and it’s just two of the original guys, one original guy, and the rest are like, no one knows who they are. We don’t want to do that.”

Back in August, Crue singer Vince Neil claimed that the band would likely dissolve in 2014 or 2015, partially citing Mars’ health as to why. “Mick’s health is not that good, and touring is tough on him,” Neil shared. However, just a few days later, Mick Mars denied via Twitter that his condition would lead to the end of Motley Crue: “Any rumors regarding a farewell tour due to ‘my poor health’ are BS. I am doing fine, my AS has never kept me from touring and never will.”

Stay tuned to Loudwire for all of your Motley Crue news. Watch Deadmau5’s chat with Tommy Lee in the video below.

Deadmau5 Chats with Tommy Lee

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