Legendary rock band Motley Crue is currently in the middle of a tour with Kiss. At a recent concert at the Blossom Music Center in Cleveland, Ohio, the stage setup was slightly changed, causing lead singer Vince Neil to fall and break two bones in his foot. He continued on to the next concert stop in Toronto and had x-rays taken of his foot which showed the break. Despite wearing a cast on the foot, using crutches to get around, and being in substantial pain, Neil is continuing the tour and is sitting on a throne for most of the show. Because of the injury, Motley Crue is playing an abbreviated set.
Broken foot bones due to missed steps can be serious. One common injury is a Jone's fracture. This occurs when the ankle twists and a tendon pulls on the base of the 5th metatarsal bone causing it to break. While most people assume that they only sprained their ankle, this foot fracture is missed by many emergency departments.
From the look of the photo that Vince Neil tweeted after the injury, it is possible that this is the type of fracture that he has suffered. It is helpful that he got it treated right away, since the break can worsen and require surgery to be repaired. If the bone is in good position, he may be able to avoid surgery if he is diligent in wearing his cast and using the crutches to keep the pressure off of it. A fracture such as this typically takes 6-8 weeks to heal.
The Motley Crue tour continues through next week, at which time he will return home to Las Vegas to rest and heal. No doubt he will be back in shape in no time to go out again with Motley Crue and keep those heads banging. If you took a fall after a heavy metal show, or simply stepped in a hole in a dark parking lot, it is imperative that you get your foot and ankle evaluated as soon as possible. Contact Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider for an immediate appointment, x-ray, and a detailed plan of how to get you back to rocking as soon as possible.