Lemmy from Motorhead


Lemmy from MotorheadMotorhead mainman Lemmy’s health has been on the minds of many metalheads in recent weeks, thanks to depressing reports in the rock press which revealed that the 67-year-old hellraiser has recently had a defibrillator fitted in his chest to stabilise his heartbeat.


And, sadly, it seems he’s *really* not in a good way at the moment. Motorhead recently had to cancel two shows in Europe – one in Austria, the other in Italy- because Lemmy is suffering from an unspecified “hematoma.”


The promoters of the Italian Motorhead show – due, incidentally, to take place tomorrow night ( Tues 25th June) – released this statement, which Metal Insider reported earlier today:


“With great regret we inform you that, after you have canceled a date in Austria yesterday, motorhead are also forced to cancel the date of June 25 in Milan, for the same reason, ie health problems lemmy, caused by a strong hematoma makes it impossible at present to go on stage.”


The hematoma (a medical problem which, incidentally, I’m not familiar with – but it’s described as “a localised collection of blood outside the blood vessels”) is said to be causing blood clots and could be anywhere in Lemmy’s body.


Having absolutely no medical expertise whatsoever, I’ll refrain from indulging in any ill-informed speculation about the problems this poses for Lemmy. Instead, I just hope that the old cliche about Lemmy and the cockroaches rings true, that he pulls through and he’s back on his feet again soon.

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