Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee Gets Emotional While Talking About Getting Old
Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee recently posted lengthy writing on his Instagram story about getting old. While he spoke about being able to do everything he couldn’t as a teen, he looked optimistically to his current age and the effects it has on him.
Tommy Lee surely lived fast throughout his career and rock and roll lifestyle. Mötley Crüe is known as the most ‘notorious’ rock and roll band related to their extreme partying lifestyle when the members were a couple of teenagers. However, age didn’t stop their parties, and the members continued to do whatever they wanted even if they aged in numbers.
Drugs and alcohol became a huge problem for the band when the bassist Nikki Sixx‘s heart stopped twice from an overdose. Even adapting to a healthy and sober life didn’t cut their reputation of being the band to party with. Currently, the members are happily married and enjoying their earlier success’ fortune while getting busy with their hobbies.
Tommy Lee turned 59 in October 2021, and he recently had a realization about aging and its benefits. He shared a piece of writing on his Instagram story and talked about how he used to worry about things like money, curfew, driving, and getting a woman pregnant. However, right now, he can do everything without having a consequence. He went further to state that this age is bringing him such disadvantages as memory loss and grey hair, but he seems to have adapted to them in a very optimistic way.
Here is what Lee shared in his story:
“I have everything that I wanted as a teenager. Only 59 years later. I don’t have to go to school or work. I am rich as fuck. I get an allowance every month. I have my own pad. I don’t have a curfew. I have a driver’s license and my own car. The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant, and I don’t have acne. Life is great. I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People get out of the way much faster now.
Gone are the days when girls used to cook like their mothers. Now they drink like their fathers. I didn’t make it to the gym today. That makes five years in a row. I decided to stop calling the bathroom ‘John’ and renamed it the ‘Jim.’ I feel so much better saying ‘I went to the Jim this morning.’
Old age is coming at a really bad time. When I was a child, I thought ‘nap time’ was a punishment. Now it feels like a small vacation. The biggest lie I tell myself is, ‘I don’t have to write that down, I’ll remember it.’
I don’t have grey hair… I have ‘wisdom highlights!’ I’m just very wise.
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would’ve put them on my knees.
Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven’t met yet.
Why do I have to press one for English when you’re going to transfer me to someone I can’t understand anyway?
Of course, I talk to myself sometimes, I need expert advice.
At my age, ‘getting lucky’ means I’m walking into a room and remembering what I came in there for.
I have more friends I should send this to, but right now I can’t remember their names.
Now I’m wondering… Did I send this to you, or did you send it to me?”
The last line on his text may indicate that someone else had shared these words with him, and he reposted it. Although that is unknown, it is surely adapted to his experiences and age. With this, his fans are now informed about how Lee is enjoying his age’s benefits. He had shared his texts with the Hollywood actor John Travolta not long ago about his concept of fun. He stated how incredible it is having fun to stay at home on a Wednesday night and bake cookies.
You can see his story below.