Motorhead have cancelled the remainder of their summer 2013 European tour after doctors recommended frontman Lemmy be given more time to recover from a hematoma he reportedly suffered last month.
The band’s drummer Mikkey Dee revealed the news to Swedish newspaper GT.se (translation viaBlabbermouth). He reported that Lemmy’s condition is improving but also said, “The doctors in Berlin are recommending that he rests for another couple of weeks. 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.”
Motorhead have yet to confirm reports regarding either the hematoma or the defibrillator Lemmy apparently obtained recently to assist with an undisclosed heart problem, declaring only that the legendary singer and bassist underwent a “Motor-pit-stop for some medical maintenance this past spring.”