Lemmy's ill health has forced the band to cancel festival appearances, and the band have had to debunk rumors that he was dead.
Posted on Jun 28, 2013 03:30 pm
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.