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Motörhead postpone European tour while Lemmy returns to “rude health”

By | Published on Thursday 31 October 2013


Lemmy Kilmister’s various health troubles have forced the postponement of Motörhead’s forthcoming November tour of Europe. All dates have been provisionally set back to spring 2014 whilst he recovers. As previously reported, Lemmy was fitted with a defibrillator earlier this year, only to suffer a haemotoma that lead the band to cancel a number of shows designed to promote their new LP ‘Aftershock’.

Making his apologies via the Motörhead site, Kilmister writes: “We have made the decision because I am not quite ready to hit the road yet, and am working my way back to full fitness and rude health. Don’t worry – I’m not about to start promoting veganism and alcohol-free beverages, but it is fair to say that I personally have been reconfiguring areas of my life to make sure I can come back fitter and stronger than ever”.

The note continues: “It disappointed me tremendously to have to say I wasn’t quite ready to hit the road yet, but not nearly as much as it would’ve disappointed me to go out, play some average shows and watch my health give way long before the tour was over! When people come to see a Motörhead tour, they expect a Motörhead show, and that is exactly what you will get as soon as I am fit and ready to rumble”.