Motley Crue drummer spoke candidly about his most recent bout with the bottle during an in-depth chat with Yahoo Entertainment. Lee, who's now 58, releases his latest solo set, titled Andro, on October 16th. The album features contributions from Buckcherry‘s Josh Todd, Post Malone, Brooke Candy, and rappers Killvein, Push Push, and Grimes.
Lee talked about how bad his alcohol abuse had gotten prior to his last stand in rehab, remembering, “It was crazy. I mean, I've been sober for four years, and I've been sort of on and off for a long time. I go through these phases where I just want to live a different life and f*** all the dumb s***. And then I decide, ‘Y'know what? I don't want to live like that anymore. I want to have a lot of play and be f***ed up and stupid and all that s***.”
He went on to recall, “So, in this particular instance, I had been home. I had all this time at home, not touring, just being at home. I did what I told you. I just enjoyed being home. I literally did nothing. I would just float around drink and just f***ing drink. I didn't notice it until towards the end of it, when I was like, ‘Oh dude, I’ve got to stop. This is f***ing insane.’ Like, I was drinking just out of boredom. I would just wake up and be just building (a glass with) just all vodka and just a little eyedropper of cranberry or lemonade. I was drinking two gallons — not pints, not quarts, but gallons, the big-handles — a day. That's f***ing crazy.' I just realized, 'Whoa dude, you're drinking enough to like, you could probably die.’ And it wasn't even fazing me. . . I just became sort of immune to it.”
Last year Tommy Lee married Internet personality, Brittany Furlan — who is 24-years-younger than the drummer. A while back, Tommy Lee told us he looks back in astonishment at some of his crazier antics — including marrying Pamela Anderson after knowing her only four days: “Getting married in four days was the biggest f***kin' mistake I've ever made. I have two beautiful kids, but that was retarded, OK? That was stupid. How can you know somebody in four days?. . . Bonehead.”