Mick Mars turned 62 on Tuesday, and should have enjoyed his birthday by playing a show in Saskatchewan with the rest of Motley Crue. Instead, he was tackled by a “fan,” and had to be helped up and offstage. If the guy that jumped up onstage was anywhere near a Crue fan, he’d have known that Mars suffers from ankylosing spondylitis, a bone disease which is painful and restricts movement. Yet the guy jumped up onstage as the band was finishing up “Primal Scream” and made a run for Vince Neil, knocking over Mars in the process.
Mars’ personal bodyguard Rhyno also suffered two broken ribs in the fracas. Nikki Sixx appeared to kick the assailant, while drummer Tommy Lee shouted “what the fuck is wrong with you, you fuckin’ idiot.” Motley Crue vocalist Vince Neil said to the crowd “we might be back,” and after a brief delay, the band returned to finish out the remaining three songs from their set. In a post-Randy Blythe world, anyone should think twice about jumping up onstage, let alone tackling anyone onstage. Hopefully this dick is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.