Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Vows to ‘Kick Everybody’s Ass’ Upon Touring Return
Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister may be out of action this summer, but it’s good to see he’s his old feisty self even while dealing with health issues. The band went ahead and confirmed that their remaining European festival dates this summer have been called off while Kilmister is on the mend, and the frontman chimed in with his own update vowing an ass-kicking return.
The group recently started cancelling some of their European performances when Kilmister was diagnosed with a hematoma, where blood began collecting outside of his blood vessels. On top of that, he recently was fitted for a defibrillator to help with an irregular heartbeat. Doctors had ordered rest for the musician, who was not exactly thrilled with the idea of not being on stage this summer.
In the band’s official statement on the cancellations, they explained:
Regretfully, Motörhead announces it has had to cancel its remaining six summer festival appearances. The band hate to let their fans down by missing any shows, but they expect to be back in full force this Fall.
As you may have heard, earlier this Spring Lemmy had some medical maintenance for the long-term good, He was, at that time, advised to rest, but once feeling better, he of course resumed his life as usual. He has since been advised that he should immediately take some more time to rest.
Meanwhile, Lemmy himself offered his own statement on the matter, thanking the fans for their concern. His comments can be read below:
I’d like to thank everyone who wish me well, it was a tough decision for me as I don’t like to disappoint the fans especially in times where economy is bad and people spent their money to see us. But sometimes you can’t do anything else than following doctor’s orders, but be sure we will be
back and kick everybody’s ass.
Motorhead will use the extra time to focus on plans for their upcoming album, ‘Aftershock.’ The disc is tentatively expected to arrive in September.