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Mötley Crüe guitarist and founding member Mick Mars has retired.
A statement from Mars’ rep explained that although he will continue as a member, his health struggles will keep him from the road. The statement said, “Due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis he will no longer be able to tour with the band. Mick will continue as a member of the band but can no longer handle the rigors of the road. A.S. is an extremely painful and crippling degenerative disease, which affects the spine.”
The band’s statement, which can be read below, confirms recent rumors speculating that Rob Zombie guitarist, John 5, will play guitar on the band’s upcoming 2023 world tour.