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Burnt fingers affect Motley gigs

Tommy Lee
It is unknown when Lee will be back on the drums

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has had to sit out several gigs during the band's Crue Fest 2 tour after burning his left hand last week.

Bandmate Nikki Sixx revealed on MySpace that the star under doctor's orders not to play, but hoped "to have him back up on the drums ASAP".

Lee is still appearing at shows in bandages, "jumping around" and "helping out with vocals" Sixx said.

Morgan Rose of US metal band Sevendust has been filling in for the drummer.

Sixx said Rose "came charging in like a knight in shining armour" to fill in and praised him for "pretty much nailing the show top to bottom first time out".

With his left thumb and forefinger wrapped in bandages, Lee explained his absence to fans on 15 August at a concert at the DTE Energy Music Theater near Detroit.

"First of all, I suck - I was having fun and I burned myself," he said.

He returned for the band's encore and played piano on Home Sweet Home and banged a drum with his right hand on Girls, Girls, Girls.

The Crue Fest 2 tour, which features 10 bands, finishes on 5 September in New York.

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