Motorhead Issue Lemmy Health Update
Motorhead have released an update on the condition of frontman Lemmy Kilmister, who suffered a hematoma recently. All appears to be well. "We are happy to announce that despite rumors to the contrary, Lemmy is alive, breathing, talking, f---ing, drinking, eating, reading and will be back to playing shows shortly," reads a statement on the band's official website.
The 67-year-old singer and bassist reportedly had a hematoma -- which is basically blood spilling outside of a vessel, which isn't good -- that resulted in the band canceling a pair of gigs in Italy, Austria and, most recently, in Germany.
Word spread throughout the music community that things weren't looking too great for the seemingly unkillable Lemmy, especially considering that he recently obtained a defibrillator to assist with an undisclosed heart problem.
But Motorhead say we should all take a lesson from Lemmy and just chill: "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 & Co believe in the 'keep calm and carry on' way of thinking."
Once Lemmy is back on his feet -- which may be a while, seeing that "f---ing" appears to be a priority on his recovery to-do list -- the band plans to go back on the road this summer and continue work on its new album 'Aftershock,' which is due in the fall.