After doubling over in pain during a concert in Sydney, Australia, over the weekend, Motley Crue star Vince Neil has undergone surgery to remove kidney stones.
The band was forced to cut their gig short on Sunday, and the frontman was hospitalized. The group's manager Allen Kovac stated that Neil had been been experiencing health problems "for the last few days."
Bandmade Nikki Sixx posted on Facebook: "As many have heard we had to cut our set short by 4 songs... due to Vince be (sic) in severe pain on stage. He was doubled over on his dressing room floor 5 minutes till show time and was told by the promoter to not even play but Vince said he couldn't do that to the fans.
"I've seen Vinnie go onstage with broken bones, his voice completely blown out and torn ligaments but he never ever cancels...Just like an athlete you sometimes have to play through the pain but last night it became to (sic) excruciating.
"I was texting with Vince most of the night last night as he was just waiting for the doctor to come back with the test results. This morning we found out he had to be admitted into surgery to remove kidney stones. He just got out 5 minutes ago and the doctors said everything went well in the operating room. I am going to the hospital to see him before I head to Brisbane."
The band is expected to play with KISS and Thin Lizzy in Brisbane tomorrow.