Tommy Lee Sits Out Motley Crue Shows After Burning His Hand
Lee will miss several Crue Fest 2 shows after burning his hand last week while playing with a set of sparklers.
Sevendust's Morgan Rose will replace him onstage, but Lee isn't staying at home - he plans to greet fans at the beginning of concerts so he can explain why he won't be performing.
Prior to a show in Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday, Lee told tans, "First of all, I suck. I was having fun and I burned myself."
He returned for the band's encore and played piano on "Home Sweet Home" and played a drum with his right hand on "Girls, Girls, Girls".
The Crue Fest 2 tour continues until September 2.
Bandmate Nikki Sixx has saluted stand-in Rose for coming to the band's rescue on his MySpace.com page.
The bassist writes, "Morgan needs a standing ovation for his dedication to kicking ass and helping not only Motley Crue out, but the road crew and everybody else out here whose lives would (have) been effected (by cancellations)."
Lee joins a growing list of music stars sidelined by injury - Aerosmith have been forced to cancel summer dates with ZZ Top after singer Steven Tyler smashed his collarbone in a stage fall, Cradle Of Filth were forced to cut short a show in England on Saturday after guitarist Paul Allender was hit by an object thrown onstage from the crowd, rapper Drake had to pull out of mentor Lil Wayne's tour after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his knee early last month and country singer Billy Currington and his bassist Alex Stevens were injured and hospitalized after a stage collapse at a festival in Canada at the beginning of August.
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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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