Vince Neil Hospitalized

“Severe pain” from 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 and a bandmate said.

“He was doubled over on his dressing room floor five minutes ’til show time and was told by the promoter to not even play, but Vince said he couldn’t do that to the fans,” guitarist Nikki Sixx told fans on his Facebook page.  After four songs, Neil gave up and walked off stage and was taken to a hospital, Sixx said.

Neil, 52, underwent surgery for the kidney stones, band manager Allen Kovac said Sunday. “Vince is in the recovery room,” he said. “All went well and we will know more soon.”