If you are even peripherally aware of Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, you might know that the man enjoys a drink or two. A quick Google search of "Tommy Lee drinking" brings up endless photos. And now his son, Brandon, has revealed that he believes the elder Lee has a drinking problem.
Yesterday, we reported on an altercation between the father and son at Tommy's home on Monday, where Brandon ended up striking Tommy and giving him a busted lip. In a new statement given to People magazine, Brandon Lee reveals he was there to intervene about his father's drinking:
“I’m devastated at the events of the last several days that have been a result of my father’s alcoholism. I’ve worked tirelessly organizing an intervention and it’s incredibly upsetting that it never came to fruition. I wanted my dad’s hopeful sobriety and recovery to be a private family matter but, as a result of his accusations on social media, I feel forced to speak out. I have and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as needed. I love my father and just want to see him sober, happy and healthy.”
Tommy Lee saw this statement from his son, which seems rather eloquent and impassioned, and chose to respond on Twitter thusly:
“LMAAAO!!!! I’m happier than I’ve been in my entire life. I have a few drinks here & there because I’m fuckin retired and enjoying my life. I worked 30+ fuckin years I deserve it. You didn’t arrange any intervention, you barely spoke to me while u were here. Just coverin ur ass!!”
Tommy Lee is a 55 year old adult using the phrase "LMAO" to respond to his son's claims on his alcoholism. Not the best look, even if he happens to be in the right.
Lee has announced he's taking a break from social media due to all this drama:
Seventeen hours after that tweet Lee posted this coherent message: