There’s been all kinds of mixed messages about the state of Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister‘s health since the medical issues that forced the vocalist to cancel shows, but we’re pleased to report that none other than Slash is on the case, checking in with the metal legend and letting the world know he’s doing fine.
Dr Slash took to Twitter with the good news yesterday, posting “Visited Lemmy today; he’s doing well. There’s been a lot of rumors. But he’s in good shape. & finishing Motörhead record now.” Thanks, Dr Slash.
Things weren’t looking so great for the 67-year-old singer and bassist for a moment there, with Motörhead forced to cancel two European dates back in June after he not only suffered from a severe hematoma but had an implantable cardioverter-defribullator (ICD) installed to address heart problems.
Motörhead then assured fans that Lemmy was in recovery, but still had to cut short their set at Germany’s Wacken Festival on 2nd August when Lemmy was too weak to go on, playing only six songs of what was slated to be a 75-minute show.
The Ace Of Spades legends addressed the issue on their Facebook page, asking fans not to worry:
“Even though he [Lemmy] was not 100% fit, he refused to feel he was letting the 85,000 Wacken fans down. They kicked ass in the 100+ degree heat for a shortened, but powerful, set before, Lemmy finally realized he might have bitten off a little more than he could chew. Thus he will embark upon the recuperation recommended. We know that rumors are flying around, but once he fully recharges, Motörhead will be back, don’t you worry!”
Guitarist Phil Campbell took it a step further, taking to Twitter to shut down the rumour mill and reassure the masses. “Contrary to some reports, Lem is alive and kicking so take no notice of these rumours from asshole tweeters.” There you have it.
Motörhead are gearing up to release their 21st studio album Aftershock on 21st September. Here at Music Feeds, we wish Lemmy a speedy recovery.
Visited Lemmy today; he's doing well. There's been a lot of rumors. But he's in good shape. & finishing Motörhead record now. iiii]; )'
— Slash (@Slash) August 7, 2013
Contrary to some reports, Lem is alive and kicking so take no notice of these rumours from asshole tweeters
— Phil Campbell (@MotorheadPhil) August 4, 2013