Kidney Stones Force Rocker Vince Neil from Stage


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By Alan Duke, CNN

(CNN) — Kidney stones forced Motley Crue singer Vince Neil to cut short a show in Sydney on Sunday night and check into a hospital, his manager said.

“He has been having problems for the last few days with kidney stones,” band manager Allen Kovac said Sunday. “He was treated at the hospital after the show. It’s the middle of the night there, and we will know more later.”

Neil, 52, was admitted to the hospital and kept there overnight, Kovac said.

The next show on the group’s Australian tour, in Brisbane on Tuesday, is still scheduled, he said.

“Vince is a warrior, who has played shows through a wide ranging list of injuries. If there is a way to safely perform, he always does,” he said. “In nearly 20 years of managing Motley Crue, I can’t recall a show the band has canceled.”

Bandmates Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars tweeted their apologies to Australian fans.

“Vince had an attack of kidney stones,” guitarist Mick Mars said. “He went straight from stage to hospital.”

“Sorry Sydney for a short set tonight but Vince had to be rushed to the hospital for internal pain,” bassist Nikki Sixx tweeted. “Will update you on his progress.”

CNN’s Denise Quan contributed to this report.

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