He’s been able to out drink, out party most rock-stars with ease but could the curtains finally be closing for Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister?
In a move very unlike Lemmy and the boys, Motorhead cancelled a show for the third time in a week due to Kilmister’s health. Last Thursday night, the “Ace Of Spades” rockers cut their Salt Lake City show after only four songs blaming the altitude of the city for making Lemmy short of breath.[x_pullquote cite=”Lemmy” type=”right”]“You are one of the best gigs in America, and I would love to play for you, but I can’t, so please accept my apologies. Next time, all right?”[/x_pullquote]
The following day, the band announced that it was cancelling its Friday night appearance in Denver— noting that the city is about 1,000 feet higher than Salt Lake City.
Fans came back in droves for Tuesday night’s show in San Antonio, but once again it wasn’t to be. Just three songs in, Lemmy turned to the crowd and said, “I just can’t do it,” and walked off stage. Later that evening, Lemmy came out and addressed the fans saying, “You are one of the best gigs in America, and I would love to play for you, but I can’t, so please accept my apologies. Next time, all right?”
On Wednesday, a representative on the band’s Facebook page said that the situation in San Antonio was a direct result of the thin air that Kilmister had experienced over the weekend:
“As you might have heard, Motörhead again had to abbreviate a performance due to Lemmy not feeling well. This is a DIRECT follow-on from the altitude issues in Colorado, and clearly, Lemmy tried to get back at it too quickly. For this reason, Motörhead will not play in San Antonio tonight, but the show will still go on with Saxon headlining. Lemmy will resume duties the moment he is PROPERLY rested and firing on all cylinders again. The legendary Motörheadbanger patience is much appreciated, and the band send their deepest thanks…”
We here at Rock My World wish Lemmy a speedy recovery and will keep you updated as details emerge.