Poison’s Rikki Rockett Addresses Tommy Lee’s ‘Painful’ Performance


Poison drummer Rikki Rockett recently joined an interview with SiriusXM and praised Tommy Lee‘s performance with Mötley Crüe during their Stadium Tour, although he was in pain.

Mötley Crüe announced they would hit the road for a major tour in 2020. However, the global pandemic changed their plans as it happened to every musician. The band had to reschedule the Stadium Tour to start in 2021, but news about the schedule changes came.

The group informed the audience that they wanted to realize a tour in healthy conditions. They announced that the massive Stadium Tour would begin in Atlanta on June 16, 2022. The co-headliners were Def Leppard, accompanied by Poison, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

Nikki Sixx confirmed that the tour would happen when the fans expressed their concerns about a possible postponement. In early June, the bassist excited the fans by sharing details about the tour. He gave information about the setlist. Everything went as planned, and the highly anticipated Stadium Tour began on June 16.

While the tour continued with excitement, Tommy Lee talked about his current health issue during a concert. Because he broke a few ribs, the doctors naturally told him to rest to prevent further damage from happening. However, the rocker wanted to meet his fans and perform this massive tour after missing their audience for years.

Recently, Poison’s Rikki Rockett stated that he did not know about Lee’s health problem. According to him, Lee was doing a fantastic thing by staying on stage while he was in pain instead of sitting at his house resting. Rockett stated that it was awe-inspiring that Lee was trying to be a part of this massive tour regardless of his severe condition.

Rikki Rockett talked about Tommy Lee:

“I didn’t know anything about it. I swear I didn’t. I went out, and he wasn’t playing. And I’m, like, ‘What the heck is going on, guys?’ So I went back and got the lowdown. He’s taking a lot of heat, and I don’t think he should.

Because I think what’s cool about what he’s doing is he’s coming out there, and he’s going, ‘This is painful to do it, but I want the audience to know that I’m here. I’m here for the duration. I’m not wussing out on this.’ Instead of running home and sitting six weeks out while he recovers, he’s out on the road and part of the team. I think that’s badass.”

Tommy Lee has been doing his best to be a part of this massive tour of Mötley Crüe, no matter how hard it is because of his health problem. In addition to the bandmates’ support in this process, Rikki Rockett thought that Lee was doing something incredible by being on stage.