Tommy Lee’s son Brandon lashes out at him on Father’s Day, shares video of unconscious Mötley Crüe drummer
The former Mötley Crüe drummer’s relationship with his son has deteriorated quite a bit in recent months, with Brandon recently knocking his father unconscious after an argument.
It was a less than picture-perfect Father's Day at the household of Mötley Crüe founding member/drummer Tommy Lee. On Sunday, the 55-year-old rocker ended up in a full-blown war of words with his son Brandon Lee on Instagram, which, as Billboard reports, culminated in Brandon sharing an embarrassing video of Tommy Lee sprawled unconscious on the floor.
It all started when the Mötley Crüe drummer took to Instagram to honor his father while throwing a few underhand jabs at his own children in a lengthy post.
"My father taught me to respect everyone and everything and to take care of those that I loved. He taught me to appreciate my possessions, and to be grateful for the things I was given. I've f**ked up at times but I've always bounced back," Tommy Lee wrote in the caption of the post, which was a grainy old photograph of the drummer with his father.
"When I had a child, my first child, I wanted to instill those same virtues into him," Tommy wrote, referring to 22-year-old Brandon. "Sometimes I feel like I failed as a father, because my kids don't know the value of things. If they break something, they don't care because they know they'll just get a new one, if they hurt someone, they don't care because so many people tell them it's OK. I never wanted this for my kids."
Tommy went on to say that he feels he's "not fully to blame," blaming his ex-wife and the mother of his two children, Pamela Anderson, for "enabling bad behavior and buying them things when they weren't good."
"Nothing can really prepare you for fatherhood," Lee concluded. "I love my boys but they can be a**holes too...and that's the truth (Cue Honest Guy music)."
Just about an hour later, Brandon decided that he wasn't going to take the jabs lying down. Posting a picture of his father's long caption, Brandon wrote: "Remember what happened last time you said this sh*tt? night night."
"You gotta show up to be a Dad big guy. If you think we're so bad (which I can assure you we are not) then you should have showed up to a few more BDays and baseball games," Brandon added. " Someone like you couldn't raise a man like me."
"Once again painting our family in a negative light. Who the f**k are you? Just move on dude... WE ALL HAVE. Or I'll put you right back to fuckin sleep," he concluded.
As Billboard points out, the former Mötley Crüe drummer’s relationship with his son has deteriorated quite a bit in recent months. Back in early March, 911 responded to a call after the then-21-year-old allegedly punched his father at their Calabasas property - which is what Brandon seems to be referring to in the Instagram post. After the incident, the rocker claimed he and his fiancee were in bed when Brandon burst in and punched his father, knocking him out. But Brandon had a different story to tell and blamed his father's drinking problem, which Tommy Lee denied on social media.
Representatives for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office, who arrived on the scene soon after the incident, told People magazine that Tommy and Brandon had been arguing about a series of tweets and photos Tommy had posted in response to an interview given by Pamela Anderson.
During an appearance on Piers Morgan's morning show, Anderson recalled Lee's 1998 arrest for spousal battery, for which he pleaded no contest and spent six months in prison.
But it looks like Brandon wasn't done with his rant and had to drive a point home, it being Father's Day after all! He chose to do this by sharing an embarrassing video of Tommy Lee sprawled out on the floor, apparently unconscious with the caption reading, “Look a little sleepy there Tommy.”
Tommy's fiancée, Brittany Furlan, makes an appearance in the video and was seemingly trying to get the younger Lee to stop filming.
Furlan commented on Brandon's post, writing, "Brandon…. This is too much. Your dad loves you and you love your dad. Please stop. Everyone is clearly hurt. Enough is enough."