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Here's Why Mötley Crüe Broke Up in the First Place


Anyone who grew up in the '80s or '90s is most likely somewhat familiar with Mötley Crüe — the heavy metal band was seriously legendary in the realm of hard rock for several decades, before they eventually broke up in 2015.

And since the band recently announced they're getting back together(!), you might be wondering why Mötley Crüe broke up in the first place. Shockingly, though, the reason behind their split was pretty tragic.

Why did Mötley Crüe break up? First and foremost, many of the band members were battling addiction.

It doesn't come as a surprise that partying was a regular Mötley Crüe pastime — they spent nights on end drinking and doing drugs alongside Ozzy Osbourne and a regular stream of groupies for several years. But drugs and alcohol ended up becoming a major problem for each of the band members.