Motörhead was forced to cut the band’s set short at this year’s Wacken Open Air festival in Germany after frontman and bassist Lemmy Kilmister fell ill. The band got through six songs of their planned 75-minute show before Kilmister left the stage. Fans reported that the rock legend was looking pale on stage.
“I’ve been ill recently,” Kilmister told the festival crowd. “I’ve come onstage to play some rock n’ roll and [expletive] myself even more.”
The news comes after the band had to cancel a handful of their European performances since Kilmister suffered a hematoma in June, all of which has led to rumors of the 67-year old singer’s failing health. Several Twitter users also spread the false rumor that Kilmister had died, but Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell quickly corrected that, tweeting “Contrary to some reports, Lem is alive and kicking so take no notice of these rumours from [expletive] tweeters.”
Here’s a video of the band’s Wacken performance:
The band is set to release a new album entitled Aftershock this fall.
We wish a speedy recovery to the mighty Lemmy Kilmister!