Rockstar Tommy Lee has taken to social media to share his surprise about the price of cigarettes in Australia.
The Greek American was in Australia for Mötley Crüe’s tour with Def Leppard, that saw them perform in Brisbane last Wednesday, Sydney on Saturday and Melbourne on Tuesday.
Lee popped into a local 7-Eleven store in Southbank on Sunday night to stock up on cigarettes, but little did he know the price of one packet of Marlboro Gold 25s was $62.99.
His Instagram post was a photo of the receipt, with the purchase being four packets.
“$251.96 for 4 packs of smokes here in Melbourne!!!” the caption wrote.
“7/11 wonderfully cheesier!” he added, making fun of the convenience store’s “wonderfully easier” slogan.
In the US, the average price of a packet is $9 (AUD$15), so the drummer was obviously in shock.
The price was high even by Australian standards, with the average packet costing $40 – which is amongst the highest in the world.
A few weeks ago, Lee opened up about his health on Bill Maher’s Club Random podcast, revealing that doctors gave him a clean bill of health recently, despite his past.
“I pinch myself on a daily basis,” said Lee, who has been sober for one year.
He joked that maybe he was given the wrong results.
“I just did the full body scan, where they do head-to-toe everything, and I can’t believe … smoking, drinking… all that I’ve done.”
“Dude, the doctor was, like, ‘You’re good.’ And I was like, ‘Are you sure you have the …? Let me see. Is that my name on there, or …? Because I find that impossible.”
The Athens born rocker also confessed that he drank so much in the past, drinking two gallons (seven litres) of vodka a day.
“Your liver is on crutches at that point; it’s just barely functioning.”