Mick Mars is discussing his health issues.
In a new interview, the former Motley Crue guitarist talked about his battle with ankylosing spondylitis saying he’s doing “fine,” although the arthritic condition makes travel especially challenging.
He explained, “My AS is what it is; there’s nothing I can do about that. The rigors [of touring], the hard stuff, you know, flying here, doing this, that crap, is a little difficult for me to do nowadays because [my spine] is like almost [one] solid bone. It got a little rough, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to do a lot of music, you know. As long as my brain and my hands and legs work, I’m never stopping [music].”
He added he hasn’t ruled out all live performances, some one-off shows or a short residency is a possibility, but touring isn’t in his plans.