axeman Mick Mars
has insisted his lifelong health battle has nothing to do with the band's upcoming retirement, Classic Rock
reports.The guitarist has spent years suffered from ankylosing spondylitis, a condition that causes joints in the spine to fuse together.Last week singer Vince Neil
said that was one of the reasons the band are planning to bow out after a farewell tour and a movie based on their celebrated book "The Dirt
."Neil reported: "Touring is tough on him."
But Mars tweets: "Any rumours regarding a farewell tour due to 'my poor health' are BS. I am doing fine. My AS has never kept me from touring and never will."
In the same interview Neil appeared
to contradict bassist Nikki Sixx
, who'd previously said Crue would "blow its own brains out"
to ensure they'd never try to stage a comeback.The singer stated: "I'm sure in five or ten years' time we'll probably do something together again but it's not going to be like a Kiss farewell to the farewell to the farewell tour. Were not going to be like that."