Howard Stern blames Tommy Lee for Heather Locklear's meltdown

LOS ANGELES • Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (photo) was married to Heather Locklear from 1986 to 1993.

Is it reasonable to say that he is responsible for her current troubles, with the actress making the news on Monday for her arrest and hospitalisation for an overdose?

Lee, 55, did not think so and promptly blasted radio host Howard Stern after the latter blamed her marriages to Lee and former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora for driving Locklear, 56, "crazy".

"@HowardStern Queen of media! How dare you blame me for Heather's recent troubles? You should be wishing her well and not bashing me," Lee tweeted.

"That was like 24 years ago you idiot," he added, referring to their marriage.

Locklear's family, meanwhile, are rallying around her. According to, they want to keep her hospitalised for 30 days so she can tap psychiatric help.

But Lee faces discord within his family, with his 21-year-old son recently accusing him of not doing more as a father.

He posted that the rocker could have been more supportive, instead of being absent at family birthdays and baseball events.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 28, 2018, with the headline 'Howard Stern blames Tommy Lee for Heather Locklear's meltdown'. Print Edition | Subscribe