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WATCH: Vince Neil quits Iowa show, says his voice ‘is gone’

A few lines into ‘Girls Girls Girls,’ the Motley Crue singer apologizes and walks off stage at the Boone River Valley Festival.

Vince Neil appears at a Motley Crue tour announcement in December 2019.
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Telling the crowd “my f- - -in’ voice is gone,” Motley Crue singer Vince Neil walked off a solo show Saturday a few lines into the band’s hit “Girls Girls Girls.”

Fan video shows the vocalist struggling with the song’s opening words and then stopping and saying, “I’m sorry, you guys. It’s been a long time playin’.” Neil tells the fans, “Hope to see you next time,” and walks off as the band continues to play the song and belt the “Girls! Girls! Girls!” backing vocals.

Loudwire reports that Neil made it through 14 songs in the set, also appearing to forget the words during a cover of the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.” It was Neil’s first solo show since COVID-19 brought on a long hiatus for live music.

Motley Crue is scheduled to hit the road next year on a stadium tour that also includes Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. First announced for summer 2020 but postponed twice, the tour now is set to come to Chicago’s Wrigley Field on July 8, 2022, with ticket prices ranging from $109 to $4,631 for the “Motley Crue Wild Side Ultimate Package.”