Just when it was starting to look as though the great Lemmy Kilmister wasn’t invincible, we’ve had confirmation that his unfortunate hematoma that caused Motorhead to cancel shows will hinder the band no longer. Motorhead have checked in via Facebook to inform the world that Lemmy is alive and kicking, and doesnt seem to have plans to stop anytime soon.
Labelling the medical scare as a “Motor-pit-stop”, the band denounced any talk of serious damage. Given that the beloved if not worshipped frontman is now aged 67, the band chose to address previous health issues including his bum ticker, which saw the rocker installed with an implantable cardioverter-defribullator (ICD). As per the statement, the timing between the two incidents is simply “unfortunate” given that they are unrelated.
For now, the band will be embracing the “keep calm and carry on” mindset to mind-over-matter their way through. More live shows can be expected in the near future and the band’s forthcoming album Aftershock is plodding along according to plan. No doubt Lemmy will be fit as a fiddle come album cycle time. Nothing a couple of bumps won’t fix anyway.
Read the full statement below:
“We are happy to announce that despite rumors to the contrary,Lemmy is alive, breathing, talking, f**ing, drinking, eating, reading and will be back to playing shows shortly. As reported, he did undergo a Motor-pit-stop for some medical maintenance this past spring, and the timing of his recent illness was unfortunate in that it came so soon after that. Lemmy & Co believe in the ‘keep calm and carry on’ way of thinking. Fans can anticipate more Motorhead live action this summer, as well as the most exciting Motorhead in years, ‘Aftershock’, this fall.”