Lemmy’s Health Issues Stop Motörhead Show in Austin After Just Three Songs
UPDATE, 11:30am EST: View a five-minute long video of the entire incident, filmed from right in front of the stage, right here.
Guys and gals: if you haven’t ever seen Motörhead live, do it on their current tour, no matter what it takes. You might not have another chance.
2013 brought news that Lemmy suffered a hematoma and had diabetes, prompting the iconic frontman to make the shocking switch from Jack Daniels to vodka. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to have done the trick: after a number of cancelations in Europe over the past two summers, Motörhead have already had to stop short or scrap entirely the Salt Lake City and Denver shows on their current tour.
And the same thing happened in Austin last night. MetalSucks Podcast host Chuck Loesch tells us that the band quit after just three songs. Lemmy announced before starting “We are Motörhead” that he wasn’t completely over the illness he suffered in Salt Lake City, stopped the song midway through, then left the stage with his band and returned a few moments later, audibly winded, to tell the crowd he simply couldn’t continue: “I would love to play for you, but I can’t… So please accept my apologies. Next time, all right?”
Here’s a video Chuck’s friend Sean W. filmed of the incident:
We haven’t gotten any word on whether the tour will continue as planned, or any the specifics regarding Lemmy’s health issues. But let’s all send him the best and hope that this is just a cold or something that’ll quickly pass. Get well, Lemmy! We need you!