November 30, 2015


Motörhead Guitarist Phil Campbell Hospitalized: Band Cancels Concerts

Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage
Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage

Motörhead haven't been having much luck by the way of health recently. The group's original drummer, Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, recently passed away. A year or so before that, frontman Lemmy Kilmister had to cancel an entire European tour due to health issues after recovering post-operative hematoma. This fall, he also cancelled a few U.S. dates.

Today, it's guitarist Phil Campbell making headlines. The icon was hospitalized on November 27, and the metal legends were forced to cancel a Berlin gig, later dropping out of a few more shows. 

The band wrote on Facebook:

With great regret, Motörhead have to cancel the sold out show in Berlin today, November 27th. Our brother, guitarist Phil Campbell suddenly required hospitalization. He will be better soon but there is no choice other than to cancel our show in Berlin. We all wish Phil a speedy recovery, Lemmy, Mikkey and the Motörhead family. Please check back, we will get you all information as soon as we have it.

The reason for his stay is undisclosed. Get well soon, Phil!