Mick Mars Want To Write About His Life On His Deathbed Backwards

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Mick Mars, the iconic guitarist behind the powerhouse riffs of Mötley Crüe, has been making waves lately. His solo album, The Other Side of Mars, has garnered critical acclaim, while his ongoing legal battle with his former bandmates continues to unfold.

But amidst the music and the lawsuits, a curious question arose: would Mick Mars ever tell his own story through an autobiography? The answer, it seems, lies in the realm of the morbid.

In a recent interview, the guitarist revealed that putting pen to paper for an autobiography wasn’t something he planned on doing anytime soon. In fact, he confessed that such a project would be reserved for a rather specific time – his deathbed.

“When I’m dying, so I can write it backward”

In a recent interview, Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars offered a surprising response when asked about the possibility of writing an autobiography.

“I probably will, but probably,” he began, adding, “I’ve been saying this for the longest time – when I’m dying, so I can write it backward.” This statement was met with laughter, both his and possibly the interviewer’s.

Undeterred, Mars elaborated on his unusual idea. “Is that silly?” he questioned, before confidently declaring, “It’s cool. I like it. So if you wanna read it forward, you start at the back. I don’t know.”

Mick quit Mötley Crüe due to his disease but was sued instead

For decades, Mick Mars has battled ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating autoimmune disease he was diagnosed with at the young age of 27. This chronic condition causes inflammation and fusion of the spine, leading to pain and stiffness.

Unfortunately, the impact of the disease didn’t just affect Mars’ personal life but also his professional career. In 2023, after years of managing the disease while touring with Mötley Crüe, his health finally forced him to make a difficult decision. He announced he would no longer be able to join the band on the road.

This decision, however, triggered a legal dispute with his former bandmates. Feeling sidelined and financially hurt, Mars filed a lawsuit against Mötley Crüe, claiming they were unfairly attempting to reduce his ownership stake in the band due to his illness.

Mick might still play live but…

While Mars celebrates the release of his solo album, a question lingers in the minds of fans – will they ever see him perform live again? In a 2023 interview with Out Of The Box on Q104.3, the guitarist acknowledged their concerns and shed light on his touring plans.

“I would say if there was one-offs or a residency for a couple of nights or whatever, I could do that. But it’s the flying around. And then you get, like, let’s say Japan. And it’s like a 12-hour flight or something,” Mars explained.

The guitarist emphasized the limitations imposed by his age and health condition, adding, “I mean, getting older with this crap. I’m not 30 anymore; I’m 72 years old.”

Mars’ statement leaves the door open for future live appearances, but with a clear focus on smaller, more manageable events. Whether he takes the stage again remains to be seen, but his fans understand the challenges he faces.