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Lemmy has to cut short Texas gig because of ill-health

By | Published on Thursday 3 September 2015


Lemmy was forced to cut short a performance in Texas on Tuesday because of his ongoing health problems. The Motorhead frontman stopped midway through his band’s third song, saying, “‘I can’t do it”.

He returned to the stage shortly afterwards to apologise, telling the audience: “You are one of the best gigs in America, and I would love to play for you, but I can’t… So please accept my apologies. Next time, alright?”

Lemmy recently discussed his health problems in an interview with The Guardian, admitting that he now often walks with a stick because his “legs are fucked”. But he said he was committed to continue performing with his band “as long as I can walk the few yards from the back to the front of the stage without a stick”.