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Wednesday August 19, 2009 6:48 pm

Hand Injury Sidelines Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee

Tommy LeeKids - this is why you shouldn’t handle fireworks.

A mishap with sparklers - yes, sparklers - will keep from performing in several concerts with his crew. The Motley Crue drummer suffered a burn to his left hand last week conveniently during the band’s Crue Fest 2 tour.

Thanks to bandages on Lee’s left thumb and forefinger, Sevendust’s Morgan Rose - who “came charging in like a knight in shining armor” according to Nikki Sixx - has been asked to fill in. His first performance was last Friday in Cincinnati.

“We all wanna say we’re sorry Tommy has to sit out a couple shows, but we hope to have him back up on the drums ASAP ... I think Morgan needs a standing ovation for his dedication to kicking ass and helping not only Mötley Crüe out, but the road crew and everybody else out here whose lives would (have) been [affected] ... As for now, Mötley Crüe is a five-piece band — making history, one injury at a time,” Sixx wrote on his MySpace page.

No word at this time when Lee will be able to resume playing. The tour wraps up on September 2nd.

Read More | Billboard

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