Def Leppard have posted a new rest room photo with Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue, as seen below. Tommy Lee has gone through a lot as any rock icon would. The drummer has lived through addiction, scandal, and countless ailments. One of the most notable injuries that the musician has been through is his recent case of broken ribs which adds to the unfortunate Motley Crue events. Now, while the injury itself is nothing to laugh at – the way that it happened seems like something from a movie, but alas, it actually happened and has partially sidelined the star.
The inside scoop of how everything went down comes from Tommy’s wife of three years, Brittany Furlan.
It was explained by Brittany: “Everyone keeps asking how Tommy broke his ribs, so I’m just gonna tell you. We were staying at an old rental house in Nashville. It was a cool, old quirky house. But the stairs outside were made out of stones, and they were really uneven, and the roots were pushing them up from the tree. And everything was fine. I actually fell up the stairs a few times getting groceries, but whatever.”
As she continues to tell the story, she mentions how Tommy Lee felt he was doing a good deed, but it seems karma had some dues that needed to be paid on this day.
She closed: “So, the day that we were leaving Nashville, our driver came and we had all this luggage and he wasn’t helping us; he just stayed in the car. And so Tommy was trying to carry all of our luggage for us. And he fell down these crazy stairs and broke — broke — four ribs. Not fractured, not bruised — broke. And it was crazy, ’cause I came out and he couldn’t breathe. It was really scary.”
She also explained that after he had broken his ribs, he laid on the ground and gasped for air. Tommy Lee still attends rehearsals and he has been taking care of the beginning of gigs for Motley Crue, but after the beginning of the gigs, he is replaced by another Tommy – Tommy Clufetos.