Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Issues Personal Statement Regarding Cancellations + His Health
Yesterday (July 1), it was revealed that Motorhead regretfully had to cancel their remaining European tour dates due to frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s failing health, with drummer Mikkey Dee expressing concern over his bandmate's condition. Now, just a day later, Kilmister and the band have issued a statement to their fans, apologizing for the cancellations and giving a personal update on his status, including his promise to return to fighting form.
Earlier this year, Lemmy had a defibrillator implanted into his chest and more recently he suffered a hematoma. The statement posted on Kilmister's Facebook page talks about the cancellation of the six dates as well as a personal message from Kilmister himself thanking the fans for supporting him while he heals:
Regretfully, Motorhead announces it has had to cancel its remaining six summer festival appearances. The band hate to let their fans down by missing any shows, but they expect to be back in full force this Fall.
As you may have heard, earlier this Spring Lemmy had some medical maintenance for the long-term good, He was, at that time, advised to rest, but once feeling better, he of course resumed his life as usual. He has since been advised that he should immediately take some more time to rest
Lemmy says: I'd like to thank everyone who wish me well, it was a tough decision for me as I don't like to disappoint the fans especially in times where economy is bad and people spent their money to see us. But sometimes you can't do anything else than following doctor's orders, but be sure we will be back and kick everybody's ass.
There you have it! You can now stop worrying, redirect those cards, flowers and chocolates to a loved one (who will appreciate them far more), keep calm and carry on! Lemmy and Motorhead certainly are! Thanks and see you in the Fall for their new album in the form of a massive Aftershock...
So for now, fans can sit back and crank some old school Motorhead in honor of Kilmister as he takes the necessary precautions to take care of his health. Get well soon Lemmy!