While Lemmy’s Facebook page seems to suggest that he’s more than OK following a haematoma that forced the band to cancel several shows last week, drummer Mikkey Dee has revealed via Swedish paper GT.se that the band has been forced to cancel the remainder of their European tour dates. “Things are improving with Lemmy, but the doctors in Berlin are recommending that he rests for another couple of weeks,” Dee said. “We can’t keep canceling show after show, it’s too costly. Therefore we unfortunately have to cancel the entire tour. There will be an official announcement regarding his health shortly.”
After already cancelling three shows, it was decided Saturday that they would scrap the rest of the dates, which included a July 4 date in Dee’s hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. “ ”We’re really sorry, he said. “But we’re not canceling because of a cold and this is something we’ve put a lot of thought into.” He also denied that Lemmy has had heart surgery. While the band’s next album Aftershock, tentatively due in September, is still set to be released, here’s hoping the band will be healthy enough to tour behind it.
[translation via blabbermouth.net]