Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx posted the following message in his online diary on Sunday: “During ‘Live Wire’ last night Vince’s [Neil] left leg completely gave out. He said it felt like a snap or he had been hit was something extremely heavy in the calf. It was right before intermission and after we finished the song without him, we went backstage where he was surrounded by paramedics. They said he probably tore something in his calf and he needed to go to the hospital right away. He wanted to go back onstage, but to be honest, he couldn’t even stand. Finally he was rushed to the hospital and the report is that he did tear the muscle, but it’s not as bad as it could be. He will be able to perform but can’t really jump around until it heals… Usually these type of injuries take up to six weeks to heal so he’s very lucky.”
“We have a day off today and tomorrow is a show in Memphis, then another day off. So that leaves him more time offstage than usual. We honor the tickets for the show in Atlanta.
“Vince feels horrible, and he wanted to finish the show but I think it’s better he didn’t in the big picture.
“From all four of us, we’re very sorry and will be back to Atlanta. No shows will be cancelled.”