Motorhead Reassure Fans: 'Lemmy is Alive'

Lemmy's ill health has forced the band to cancel festival appearances, and the band have had to debunk rumors that he was dead.

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Motorhead have reassured fans that frontman Lemmy is alive and well, despite reports of his ill health this week.

The iconic singer suffered an internal blood swelling, known as a haematoma, which forced them to cancel two major European shows last weekend.

"We are happy to announce that despite rumours to the contrary, Lemmy is alive, breathing, talking, f--king, drinking, eating, reading and will be back to playing shows shortly," they said in a statement.

"As reported, he did undergo a Motor-pit-stop for some medical maintenance this past spring, and the timing of his recent illness was unfortunate in that it came so soon after that.

"Lemmy and co believe in the 'keep calm and carry on' way of thinking. Fans can anticipate more Motorhead live action this summer."

It's not the first bout of ill-health for the hard-partying frontman. He recently had a defibrillator fitted to help regulate his heart beat, but the band confirmed in a recent interview that he plans to soldier on and keep playing live.

"I'd like to think we've got at least a couple more albums left in us," guitarist Phil Campbell told Classic Rock. "We've decided the next one will be a covers album each of us will bring in three cover songs and the other two will have to do them without argument."

Motorhead will release their new studio album "Aftershock" in September.

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    There was too much blood in his Jack Daniel stream!
    Truth be told, I only +1'd you because you realize that Jack Daniel's has the apostrophe. People talk about Jack Daniels all the time as if they can't read the ****ing label.
    True, the bloske's name was Jack Daniel, but the brand is called Jack Daniel's (with apostrophe) so people saying "Jack Daniel's'" is right. If you really wanna +1 for grammar he should have written 'too much blood in his Jack Daniel's stream'.
    I was referring to the people who think the person was Jack Daniels. I know the brand name; it's only my favorite whiskey
    Jonny 25 93
    I think that covers album could be very interesting. I love motorheads cover of "Breaking the Law"
    A guy whose breakfast is "Jack Daniel's with a coke and a fag" can't die! (Starting at the 2 minutes mark)
    To defy any rational logic Lemmy will stay alive and stay on tour with Motorhead until his untimely death at the age of 127. I remember one story I heard wherein tour managers were advising him to 'stay well hydrated' on a lengthy European tour. How does Lemmy stay hydrated? Puts an extra couple of icecubes in his Jack Daniels of course.
    Since Little Richard is Lemmy's idol I think it would cool if they did a cover of something like "Good Golly Miss Molly" or something.
    Jonny 25 93
    Oh, and does anyone think lemmy could die when you see that picture of him at the top of the page? He will never die
    "maybe your gonna go tomorrow i dont ****ing know, theres nothing you can plan for"- Lemmy well said =D
    Motorhead shows us that it takes more than musical ability to be great. we've all seen guys drinking putting in an engine firin it up at 10pm with no exhaust blastin Motorhead with a tape deck.
    "Lemmy and co believe in the 'keep calm and carry on' way of thinking." i was SOOO hoping that quote was 'keep calm and chive on' but i dont really see Motorhead as Chivers...