Motorhead have canceled their 2014 tour dates due to frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s health problems
Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister continues to experience health problems, which has forced Motorhead to cancel their upcoming European tour. In a joint statement posted on the band’s official Facebook page, the group has announced that Kilmister needs to recuperate from dealing with his diabetes, so Motorhead must stay off the road a bit longer.
“Many concerted, diligent and focused efforts were made by founding member, and international icon, Lemmy Kilmister to deal with a range of health issues relating to diabetes,” the band wrote in the statement.
They added, “While there has been undoubted progress, Lemmy and the band were advised by doctors that it was still too soon to resume full touring activities, and so for the good of the future, the band and Lemmy reluctantly agreed to cancel.”
This isn’t the first time Motorhead has backed out of this particular tour. The European tour was originally supposed to start last November, but was postponed to give Kilmister time to recover from pacemaker surgery. Motorhead were also forced to back out of a handful of tour dates last summer due to Kilmister’s heath issues. Hopefully the time off will enable Kilmister to recharge and get back on the road before too long.
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