Tommy Lee Says Mick Mars' Poor Health Contributed To Retirement Plans

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has opened about Mick Mars' frail health, saying that it is part of the reason that the rockers have decided to hang it up.

Lee broke the news during his recent interview in Deadmau5's web series "Coffee Run."

"[Mick] has a spinal disease that's slowly fusing his vertebrae together," Lee said. "It's one of those things that's treatable, but not curable. So it's just progressively getting really worse and it's painful for him, so he doesn't want to tour much longer. I can't say I blame him."

Mars previously hit Twitter to deny that his illness, ankylosing spondylitis, has anything to do with the band's retirement:

"Any rumors regarding a farewell tour due to 'my poor health' are BS. I am doing fine, my AS has never kept me from touring and never will."

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