Mick Mars: "I’ve been dead twice according to rumor."
News Flash! Mick Mars is not dead!
Mick Mars claims he’s not dead! Well that’s obvious Mick, but your general
look could throw some people off. We don’t expect you’ll be on a Wheaties box anytime soon. Or will you?
MÖTLEY CRÜE’s MARS: ‘The Doubters Can See Me Live And Get Their A** Kicked By My Playing’ – June 25, 2008
MÖTLEY CRÜE’s Mick Mars and BUCKCHERRY’s Keith Nelson recently sat down with Guitar World magazine to discuss the upcoming "Crüe Fest" summer tour, their respective bands and the state of the music industry. Mars also addressed his health, specifically in regards to his battle with ankylosing spondylitis, the degenerative bone disease from which he suffers.
"I always have to prove myself," he tells Guitar World. "I’ve been dead twice according to rumor. And there’s always stuff like, ‘Mick has to be carried onstage,’ or ‘Mick has to play in a wheelchair.’ It’s all garbage. This thing that I have, I don’t call it a disease; I call it an inconvenience. And the doubters can come and see me live and get their ass kicked by my playing."
See Whitehorse outdoor show with Mick Mars (1975) and watch their drummer, drum riser and entire drum set go upside down HERE.