Despite cutting a recent Motorhead show short, Lemmy IS getting better!

Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister has had a rough year so far.  He recently had a defibrillator implanted and suffered a bad hematoma that forced a tour cancellation.     He was told by doctors to take it easy, rest and recuperate quietly.

Lemmy??  Seriously??

Off to the Wacken open air festival they went instead but Lemmy had pushed himself a little to hard.  They were taking a bit longer between songs as the 100+ degree heat and Lemmys recent health issues began to take their toll.  At one point, Lemmy left the stage while Phil Campbell did a guitar solo.  After the solo, silence.  Lemmy did return for one more song, but then had to be taken away completely.


This kicked off all kinds of rumors about Lemmy including some saying he had died.  NOT TRUE!!  According to a post on the bands website:

"The show had to go on because that’s how Lemmy rolls.” “Even though he was not 100 percent fit, he refused to feel he was letting the 85,000 Wacken fans down. They kicked ass in the 100+degree heat for a shortened, but powerful, set before, Lemmy finally realized he might have bitten off a little more than he could chew. Thus he will embark upon the recuperation recommended. We know that rumors are flying around, but once he fully recharges, Motorhead will be back, don’t you worry.”

Lemmy himself wrote:

“It was a tough decision for me, as I don’t like to disappoint the fans, especially in times where economy is bad and people spent their money to see us.” “But sometimes you can’t do anything else than following doctor’s orders. Be sure we will be back and kick everybody’s ass.”

That folks is why Lemmy is the coolest man in rock ... the "Chuck Norris of Heavy Metal" if you will!  Get well soon Lemmy!!

Here's some footage from that last performance. You can tell Lemmys running a little rough.  His attitude holds up though so be careful ... language is NSFW!!

Here's the last song they did before Lemmy briefly left the stage.

(Once again, language is NSFW!)


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