'F---ing Idiot' tackles Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars onstage in Canada.
5/5/2013 6:09:00 PM
Yesterday (May 4) was Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars’s 62nd birthday. And he almost certainly wanted to celebrate it by being assaulted on stage during a concert.
The Crüe was performing at Spectra Place in Estevan, Saskatchewan, and was singing “Primal Scream” when a guy rushed the stage, knocked over Mars and then grabbed singer Vince Neil before being tackled by security, TMZ reported.
Sunday afternoon, Mars tweeted the following message: "Thank all of you for your concerns about me being knocked down last night. I'm alright; nothing [is] broken. My bodyguard Rhyno got two busted ribs."
(WARNING: Video contains the kind of foul language you'd expect after a situation like this.)
Mars lives with Ankylosing Spondylitis, an inflammatory condition that affects the joints and slowly decreases mobility.
Diagnosed at 19, he vowed to continue touring and playing music despite the pain and discomfort. Getting knocked down by some raging moron in Saskatchewan may not have helped, though.
Mars’s band members were also not amused, with Tommy Lee yelling “What the f--- is wrong with you, you f---ing idiot?” before leaving the stage. And if you watch the video closely, you can see that when Nikki Sixx kicked the guy he got him right in the face. Which might explain why videos of this event keep getting pulled from YouTube.
The band later returned to finish the set.