It takes a serious amount to slow down Lemmy Kilmister but it seems that the iconic bassist and vocalist for Motorhead has met his matchin the form of a hematoma. It’s been announced that the band will be pulling out of two upcoming performances after it was confirmed Lemmy would be unable to perform his duties on stage.
The hematoma, a mass of clotted blood caused by a broken blood vessel, isn’t the first health scare for the rockstar, who’s now pushing 70. Recently he was fitted with a implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) to help with his bum ticker.
Word of Lemmy’s ailment came from the promoter behind a Milan gig scheduled for tonight, Barley Arts Promotion. The original Facebook post was, of course, in Italian, but once translated, it reads:
“With great regret we communicate that, after deleting the date in Austria yesterday, motorhead are forced to cancel the date of 25 June in Milan, for the same reason, i.e. lemmy’s health problems, caused by a severe hematoma which makes it impossible at the moment on stage. By tomorrow will be posted all the terms of repayment. We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope you come back soon as lemmy”
Motorhead were locked in to perform at Austria’s See-Rock Festival but that was canned also. As it turns out, the condition makes it extremely painful for Lemmy to move too much.
Here’s to hoping for a speedy recovery for Lemmy. There’s no time for the band to slow down, given that their new album Aftershock is slated for a September release.