Lemmy Suffers from “Unspecified Hematoma,” Causing Cancellations of Motörhead Shows
As Chuck and Godless pointed out on the MetalSucks podcast a few weeks ago, metal’s founding fathers are getting old. Most dudes I know who are their age are now on Lipitor and Plavix and other medications that sound like the could be the names of tech-death bands, and they have to get up five times a night to go take a piss only then they get to the bathroom and they’re all, “Why did I come in here again?” And those are guys who haven’t made hardcore partying and being generally unhealthy a part of their profession.
So last week’s news that Lemmy needs a defibrillator now wasn’t exactly the most shocking thing in the world. It still sucks bigtime, though — especially ’cause it’s starting to inhibit Motörhead’s ability to perform live. They had to cancel a show in Austria over the weekend Lemmy is suffering from “an ‘unspecified hematoma’ that is causing blood clots and could be anywhere in the body,” Metal Insider reports. And now the band has cancelled tomorrow night’s show in Milan for the same reason, according to this crappy translation of the promoter’s statement:
“With great regret we inform you that, after you have canceled a date in Austria yesterday, motorhead are also forced to cancel the date of June 25 in Milan, for the same reason, ie health problems lemmy, caused by a strong hematoma makes it impossible at present to go on stage.”
DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN, PLEASE LET LEMMY MAKE A FULL RECOVERY SO HE CAN RESUME TOURING SOON. ALSO PLEASE LET LEMMY OUTLIVE ME. I don’t think I can handle any more shitty news this year.