Shortly following the release of their 21st studio album, the mighty Motorhead has announced that their upcoming European tour in support of this album will be postponed until next year. The reason given is that Lemmy Kilmister is needing time to concentrate on his health and well-being.
In a statement released on the band’s website, Lemmy stated: I have to sadly let you know that Motörhead has had to postpone the forthcoming European tour until early next year, 2014. We have made the decision because I am not quite ready to hit the road yet, and am working my way back to full fitness and rude health. Don’t worry – I’m not about to start promoting veganism and alcohol-free beverages, but it is fair to say that I personally have been reconfiguring areas of my life to make sure I can come back fitter and stronger than ever.
It disappointed me tremendously to have to say I wasn’t quite ready to hit the road yet, but not nearly as much as it would’ve disappointed me to go out, play some average shows and watch my health give way long before the tour was over! When people come to see a Motörhead tour, they expect a Motörhead show, and that is exactly what you will get as soon as I am fit and ready to rumble.
Your patience and understanding is appreciated…and know that I’m getting stronger and stronger every day, so watch out next spring Europe and we will see you then.
Thank you all,
Kilmister, who is approaching 68 years old, has recently been dealing with the consequences of his lifestyle and touring routine. In addition to having Type 2 Diabetes for the last ten years, he was treated earlier this year for a hematoma as well as being fitted for a heart defibrillator to regulate his heartbeats. After several decades of cigarettes and Jack and cokes, Lemmy has had to curtail those as well, having mentioned that the sugar in the soda has complicated his diabetes, which is also affecting his circulation. Despite these setbacks, Lemmy still maintains that he is able to deliver every night on tour.
The band’s official webpage is stating that fans need to keep their tickets, and check back with the site periodically for updated information on the tour, which is currently being planned to restart in February.
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