Pamela Anderson is hoping her son's altercation with his father, Tommy Lee, will prompt the rocker to get help for an alleged alcohol problem.

The former Motley Crue star and his son Brandon fought during a row about the boy's mother - the drummer's ex-wife Anderson - on Monday night (05Mar18) and the 21-year-old allegedly knocked his father out.

Father and son are now feuding on social media and Lee has reportedly filed for a restraining order against his son, but the former Baywatch star hopes something positive can come from the drama.

"I pray Tommy gets the help he needs," she writes in a statement published on her website. "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... I feared things might escalate, but knew this might be what it took to heal old wounds... We have all tried to protect him and help him for too long, hoping he'd look after himself better..."

Pamela insists she has no desire to talk to Tommy until he seeks counselling in rehab, adding she fully supports her son.

"I stand beside my son who acted out of self-defense and was scared for his life," she continues. "Nobody understands the lifetime of disappointment this man has brought our family. Consistently the centre of sadness, drama and confusion. And unfortunately he has made this private matter very public.

"I have always tried only to set record straight. Trying to paint him as not a bad guy. Just one who is human and made mistakes. He still cannot handle the guilt about his abusive behavior and has never taken responsibility for what he has done. Let's hope this will be his saving grace..."

The 50-year-old claims Tommy's issues stem from "the disease of alcoholism", but the rocker insists his drinking is not the problem.

"Do I drink? Yes. Do I drink more than the average Joe? Yes," he writes in his own statement to TMZ. "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," he adds. "I'm a happy fun loving guy. I'm joking around all the time, and people take it the wrong way, sadly."

Tommy insists he simply wanted an apology from his son and for Pamela to stop talking about his alleged abusive past in the media - like she did in a recent interview with Piers Morgan - but they didn't respond to him. He also states he has taken many steps to confront his abusive past and deal with his issues.

"I love my sons," he continues. "People hold my past against me, but I haven't had any altercations or issues in 20+ (plus) years. The thing that started all this was Pamela going on a barrage of interviews talking about the past, right as soon as I got engaged to my fiance...

The fact that Pamela would ignore my pleas for her to stop, pushed me over the edge. I messaged her several times asking her to stop taking these interviews, that was hurting me and the boys, and she would ignore me..."

Tommy became engaged to Brittany Furlan last month (Feb18).