Tommy Lee Is ‘Back To 100 Percent’ Following Bout Of Tendinitis
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee recently did an interview with Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates’ The National and talked about his recent wrist injury that forced him to sit out five North American gigs last month.
Alice Cooper’s Glen Sobel filled in for Lee during this period, although Tommy joined the band to play set closer, “Home Sweet Home” with his good hand.
“I’m back to 100 percent,” said Lee. “I bruised a bone in my wrist, but after a serious double dose of cortisone that helped with the inflammation, and with the help of this little wrist machine to exercise it, I’m back to normal.”
According to Lee, repetitive stress injuries are common for hand drummers, along with issues like carpal tunnel or tendinitis.
“I’m always getting injuries like bruised and bloody knuckles from catching a cymbal or the edge of a drum,” he said. “Drumming’s pretty physical. We sit at the back of the stage getting beat up like a workhorse.”
Motley Crue’s “The Final Tour” kicked off last year and will end New Year’s Eve 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles after one more round of North American gigs.
The 2014 leg of “The Final Tour” was one of last year’s top-grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million.
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