Just last week, we mentioned that Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister had been undergoing heart issues and was fit with a defibrillator. While we’d hoped that it wouldn’t effect the band’s touring schedule, the band has been forced to cancel two shows. This past Saturday (June 22) in Austria at the See-Rock Festival and tomorrow (June 25) in Milan, Italy have both been called off because of an “unspecified hematoma” that is causing blood clots and could be anywhere in the body.
The promoters of the Milan show released the following statement (translated from Italian):
With great regret we inform you that, after you have canceled a date in Austria yesterday, motorhead are also forced to cancel the date of June 25 in Milan, for the same reason, ie health problems lemmy, caused by a strong hematoma makes it impossible at present to go on stage.
This news is certainly concerning considering last week’s announcement, but Lemmy’s health has not yet stalled the release of the band’s 21st studio album, which is tentatively set for release in September. The album is called Aftershock, will feature 13 songs and was produced by Cameron Webb. As long as the godfather of metal can get and stay healthy, we can most likely expect a full US tour later in the fall.