Mötley Crüe Frontman Vince Neil Has Surgery To Treat ‘Viking Disease’

Vince Neil went under the knife this week, undergoing surgery to correct a condition commonly known as “Viking disease.”

On Wednesday, the Mötley Crüe frontman shared a photo of himself in a Nashville hospital just prior to surgery.

“Hand surgery today!!” he wrote, adding the hashtags #vikingdisease #Dupuytrenscontracture and #nashville.

Neil, 58, had the surgery to correct a condition called Dupuytren’s Contracture, described as “a benign condition which causes a tightening of the flesh beneath the skin of the palm and can result in permanently bent fingers.”

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Because the condition is most commonly seen in people of Northern European descent, the condition has been nicknamed “Viking disease.”

Neil is apparently recuperating in Leiper’s Fork, just outside of Nashville, judging by a Thanksgiving-themed Instagram post he issued the following day.

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