The truth has always been out there, and it’s finally been revealed: After weeks of speculation, Tommy Lee’s wife, Brittany Furlan, has opened up about how, exactly, the drummer broke four ribs prior to the Stadium Tour kickoff.
Furlan laid out the whole story in a recent video posted to her Snapchat page: "Everyone keeps asking how Tommy broke his ribs, so I'm just gonna tell you. We were staying at a, like, old rental house in Nashville – it was a cool, old quirky house. But the stairs outside were made out of stones, and they were really uneven and the roots were pushing them up from the tree. And everything was fine – I actually fell up the stairs a few times getting groceries, but whatever."
She continued, "So the day that we were leaving Nashville, our driver came and we had all this luggage and he wasn't helping us. He just stayed in the car, and so Tommy was trying to carry all of our luggage for us. And he fell down these crazy stairs and broke – broke – four ribs. Not fractured, not bruised – broke. And it was crazy 'cause I came out and he, like, couldn't breathe. It was really scary. He was on the ground and he was gasping for air.
“And he got on a plane that day, still, and went and did the rest of rehearsals in Pennsylvania. And he went to the hospital in Pennsylvania when we landed and they were like, ‘You have four broken ribs.' And they wanted to keep him there, but he did not wanna stay. And he's just a fighter. He's the toughest guy I know. I mean, look at all his tattoos. He just really fights through the pain. Anyway, that's what happened. It sucks"
You can check out Furlan's full video post below.