Tommy Lee has denied his family's claims that he struggling with alcoholism.

The 55-year-old Mötley Crüe rocker was involved in an altercation with his eldest son Brandon Lee - whom he has with ex-wife Pamela Anderson - earlier this week which left him with a swollen lip.

And after both Brandon, 21, and Pamela slammed Tommy for his drinking habits - which they claim caused the bust up - the 'Kickstart My Heart' hitmaker has denied their allegations.

In a statement to TMZ, Tommy - who also has 20-year-old son Dylan with Pamela - said: ''Do I drink more than the average Joe? Yes. Have I ever hurt my sons or acted out of turn with them because of my drinking? No. No matter how much people wanna pin me as this deviant alcoholic abuser, that isn't me. I'm a happy fun loving guy.''

Tommy insists he never hit back at Brandon during their altercation.

He added: ''When I stood up he pushed me into a wall. I didn't want to hit my son. I never have and I never will.''

The heavy metal musician also says he just wants his son to apologise, ''to show that he actually felt bad, but he doesn't.''

Tommy's comments come after both Brandon and Pamela accused him of struggling with an addiction to alcohol, which they claimed Brandon has been trying to get him help for.

Brandon said recently: ''I'm devastated at the events of the last several days that have been a result of my father's alcoholism.

''I've worked tirelessly organising an intervention and it's incredibly upsetting that it never came to fruition. I wanted my dad's hopeful sobriety and recovery to be a private family matter but, as a result of his accusations on social media, I feel forced to speak out. I have and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as needed. I love my father and just want to see him sober, happy and healthy.''

Whilst Pamela added in part of a lengthy statement: ''I have complete faith in Brandon and his team to resolve this unfortunate and sad situation regarding his father.

''I pray Tommy gets the help he needs.

''His actions are desperate and humiliating - He is a disaster spinning out of control, and he is not acting like a father.

''But this is nothing new.

''My sons have made every attempt to help him in recent months - staying with him to make sure he's ok. Just by being present with him they were hoping he'd feel loved and act differently.''