Vince Neil’s Remarks On Charlie Watts Sparked Controversy Among Fans
Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil has reacted to the heartbreaking death of Charlie Watts on Twitter, but his remarks resulted in a controversy among his followers.
The music world is mourning the death of Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer who has contributed significantly to the band’s success. Apart from playing the drums for the band, Watts also designed the band’s album cover arts and tour stages.
It had been announced in 2004 that Watts was diagnosed with throat cancer. He then received radiotherapy and had not suffered from any apparent health problems ever since. However, in August 2021, the drummer underwent an unspecified medical procedure. As a result, he could not join the Stones on stage for the No Filter Tour. Sadly, on August 24, Watts passed away due to an unknown cause at the age of 80.
Following his tragic death, numerous musicians paid their tribute to Charlie Watts, including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Tom Morello, Patti Smith, and more. Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil was also one of them. On his Twitter, Neil posted two consecutive tweets to express his condolences. In both of the tweets, he stated that Watts was ‘taken too soon.’ Upon seeing this, some fans got confused as Watts was 80 years of age.
Vince Neil’s first tweet was:
“RIP Charlie. Another icon taken too soon. You will be missed.”
He went on to say:
“Taken too soon / loved to have seen them all one more time.”
Following that, fans responded to Neil’s condolences. One of them said:
“Whilst I’m gutted about his death, he was 80 and lived a pretty full life, so it might be a stretch to say he was taken too soon!”
Another fan then added:
“Too soon… He was 80 for Jesus Christ Superstar.”
You can check out Vince Neil’s tweets and the fans’ responses below.
Whilst I’m gutted about his death, he was 80 and lived a pretty full life so it might be a stretch to say he was taken too soon!!
— DJ Sinfield (@BigSino) August 24, 2021
Too soon… he was 80 for jcs.
— This ain't 🧠 science…🇺🇸😷 (@G_Man414) August 24, 2021