September 3, 2015


Motörhead's Lemmy Is Sick, Cancels A Handful Of Shows

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Update (9/3): Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister's health isn't improving. Last night, the band cancelled a show in San Antonio and the state of the Dallas gig tonight isn't looking too great. The band posted on Facebook:

"As you might have heard, Motörhead again had to abbreviate a performance due to Lemmy not feeling well. This is a DIRECT follow-on from the altitude issues in Colorado, and clearly, Lemmy tried to get back at it too quickly. For this reason, Motörhead will not play in San Antonio tonight, but the show will still go on with Saxon headlining. Lemmy will resume duties the moment he is PROPERLY rested and firing on all cylinders again. The legendary Motörheadbanger patience is much appreciated, and the band send their deepest thanks. More details will be released soon."

Get well soon!

Original Story (9/2): About two years ago, Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister was diagnosed with diabetes. Soon after, the frontman suffered a hematoma, forcing him to lose his jack and coke habit for orange juice and vodka. He famously told the Guardian, "I like orange juice better so, Coca-Cola can fuck off.”

It appears his health hasn't totally improved: Tuesday night at a gig in Austin, TX, the 69-year-old Lemmy stopped performing after just three songs.

He told the audience, "I would love to play for you, but I can’t…So please accept my apologies. Next time, all right?” You can watch a video of that here. Apparently a similar event occurred a few days prior at a show in Salt Lake City. Here's wishing Lemmy a speedy recovery!

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