Tommy Lee was so disturbed by the deluge of jokes levelled at his ex-wife Pamela Anderson during her recent Comedy Central roast, he constantly checked on her to see how she was handling it.

And while Motley Crue rocker Lee also cracked jokes at the blonde beauty's expense, he admits he started to worry about her as the night wore on.

He says, "She was such a good sport. During commercial breaks I walked over there a few times and gave her a hug. I was like, 'Are you okay?' I was sitting there the whole time going, 'How are they gonna air any of this?'"

At the roast Lee took to the stage and announced, "Now for the real reason I came here tonight: to honour my beautiful, talented, compassionate blonde ex-wife.

Unfortunately, Heather Locklear couldn't be here tonight, so let's make fun of Pamela instead!"