The word on Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s health is finally in. A statement on Motorhead Facebook page reads as follows:
“The wait is over and the doc has spoken. Lemmy had a lung infection (exacerbated by that Denver altitude) which has now been taken care of. Subsequently, Lemmy’s ready to give it a go in St. Louis at The Pageant theater on Tuesday, September 8th where MOTÖRHEAD will continue the 40th-anniversary tour in support of their new album, ‘Bad Magic’.
“Amidst all the wonderful support Lemmy has received, many have rightfully said he owes us nothing as he has given us everything. We, however, owe Lemmy something… our total respect for his fierce, single-minded and beautifully stubborn determination to continue burning asphalt, playing rock ‘n’ roll and live where he has always been most comfortable — on the road!
“Thanks again for all your support and see you soon!”
After being forced to cancel a number of shows, some mid-performance, it looks like Lemmy is ready to hit the stage again. On August 27, at a show in Utah, the band had to end a show early because Lemmy was experiencing problems breathing. Their following gig in Denver, Colorado was cancelled for the frontman’s safety. Then, on September 1, in Austin, Texas, Lemmy had to leave the stage after only 3 songs, telling the crowd, “I can’t do it.” Sounds like Lemmy is doing much better now, so here’s the best of luck to Motorhead as they restart their U.S. tour today in St. Louis.