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More Footage of Lemmy Stopping Last Night’s Show in Austin Mid-Song

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: "Lemmy" (Ian Fraser Kilmister) of Motorhead performs on stage at British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park on July 4, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 04: “Lemmy” (Ian Fraser Kilmister) of Motorhead performs on stage at British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park on July 4, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

This morning’s news that Motörhead were forced to cut short their set in Austin last night due to Lemmy’s health — after already canceling two shows on this tour, and countless others over the past couple of years — was depressing on so many levels. It sucks that Motörhead’s tour, and future, is in jeopardy, of course. But more than that, it’s sad to see any of our heroes — let alone one as iconic as Lemmy — struggling so badly. It sucks to see ANY person struggling so badly. It reminds us of our own mortality.

And that mortality is on stark display in the latest video to surface from last night, which shows the entirety of the incident from right up front. We see Lemmy tell the audience he’s still feeling under the weather from the illness that forced the Salt Lake City and Denver cancelations / premature endings, we see the band launching into “Metropolis” and Lemmy doing his best to keep going. We see him visibly struggling, and then we see him give in, stop the song, and be helped off stage by one of the band’s or venue’s stage-hands. We see him return to the stage aided by a cane and do his best to apologize to the audience. The entire thing is extremely humbling.

Get well soon, Lemmy. As I said this morning: we need you!

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