62-year-old Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars might be in one of the world’s most bad-ass rock bands, but the fragile musician has suffered from ankylosing spondylitis since his late teens. The impossible to pronounce genetic condition makes the spine fuse together, making it hard for Mars to move.
So, if you picked a fight with the guy, you’d totally have an unfair advantage in every way. It would be the most cowardly fight you were ever in. And it’s exactly what some loser did at a recent Motley Crue show in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Mars was actually celebrating his birthday, but instead of getting an awesome cake fight, Mars got pummeled to the ground by an unnamed attacker. From looking at a video that someone at the venue took, Nikki Sixx kicked the guy and Tommy Lee screamed “What the f**k is wrong with you, you f**king idiot?” Two tech people helped Mars up and the man was apprehended.
Fortunately, Mars is OK, although his bodyguard Rhyno was not so lucky:
Thank all of you for your concerns about me being knocked down last night I'm alright nothing broken. My body guard Rhyno got 2 busted ribs—
Mick Mars (@mrmickmars) May 05, 2013
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles