Slash has visited Motorhead frontman Lemmy who is suffering a hour of ill health, and has reported back with an optimistic outlook.
"Visited Lemmy today; he's doing well," said Slash. "There's been a lot of rumors. But he's in good shape and finishing [the new] Motorhead record now."
Motorhead were forced to cut a performance at Wacken festival after only six songs last Friday, despite claims from the band that he was recovering from a recent illness.
A statement from the band after the cancelled show said: "They kicked ass in the 100-plus-degree heat for a shortened, but powerful, set before Lemmy finally realized he might have bitten off a little more than he could chew."
They add that Lemmy will now take the break that doctors have been recommending. "Once he fully recharges, Motorhead will be back, don't you worry!"
Meanwhile, Motorhead are working to complete a new album which was aiming at a Sepetember release, though understandably this could be delayed.
Visited Lemmy today; he's doing well. There's been a lot of rumors. But he's in good shape. & finishing Motrhead record now. iiii]; )'
Slash (@Slash) August 7, 2013
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