In an open letter posted to the band’s Facebook page, the former Mr. Pamela Anderson – currently on tour with KISS – admits he hates being approached for photographs and requests his fans, to whom he claims devotion, would just stop.
With characteristic flourish (and ghastly grammar and syntax), Lee writes in part: “I f---ing LOVE my fans! And you know this!!!... If you asked anyone that knows me really well they would tell ya the same thing...Tommy loves his fans.
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"[But] I certainly don't owe anybody anything! When I bought all my Led Zeppelin records and concert tickets, I didn't say, 'One day these f---ers are gonna owe me a picture.'
"People, do we really need a silly picture?... For what?! Bragging rights? Really?.. Who f---ing cares! Someone's not gonna believe you if ya don't have the proof pic? Then f--k 'em!
"Ya wouldn't wanna handshake standing at the pisser in the men's bathroom next to me, would ya? And yes, that's happened to me, too... Or when you're eating a nice, quiet meal with your family, some rude jackass comes up and asks for a picture!
"You can't even imagine what kinda crazy… has happened to me. I understand the excitement and all, but just take a second and think... Is this cool right now? So like I said… the fastest way to get me to leave is whip out a camera! Maybe just say hello and I'll probably take ya home with me!"
So there you have it. If you happen to see the wildly inked drummer shoveling back pancakes at an IHOP sometime this summer, just blow him a kiss or wave or something, but resist the urge to snap a picture.
After all, a happy Tommy Lee is a productive Tommy Lee, and we all want to see him give it his all on stage with the rest of the Crüe, tucked into that levitating drum riser. ‘Nuff said.
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