MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister says that it was a “tough decision” to cancel the remaining eight shows on the group’s European festival tour due to his recent health struggles, but assures fans that he and his bandmates will be be back to “kick everybody’s ass.”
Lemmy suffered a haematoma (where blood collects outside of a blood vessel) last month, forcing the band to scrap a handful of dates. The news of Lemmy’s latest medical issue followed reports that he was also recently fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems.
In an official statement, MOTÖRHEAD said: “MOTÖRHEAD deeply regret to disappoint all fans this summer. The band decided to cancel the summer shows. Doctors strongly advised that Lemmy needs to take his time to get his body back in balance. To achieve this, the doctor and Lemmyagreed that it would be best to take it easy for a while. While saying this, we can assure that the fall tour will be as explosive, loud and incredible as ever.”