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Post Lemmy in "bad health".........
:shock: wow this doesn't sound good.......

MOTÖRHEAD was forced to end its performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany earlier today (Friday, August 2) after only six songs due to frontman Lemmy Kilmister's health.

According to people attending the concert, MOTÖRHEAD spent less than half an hour on stage — 45 minutes less than scheduled — including drawn-out pauses between tracks and an unusually early solo spot, presumably to allow Lemmy enough time to gather his strength to perform.

After MOTÖRHEAD left the stage, Wacken Open Air co-founder Thomas Jensen announced to the shocked audience that the concert was over.

Bill Peters, host of the long-running "Metal On Metal" radio show and head of Auburn Records, was in the crowd during MOTÖRHEAD's set. He said: "[Lemmy] did not look or sound good at all and could not continue the set.

"Phil Campbell did a guitar solo before 'The Chase Is Better Than The Catch' while Lemmy left the stage. The solo ended but Lemmy did not return. There was eerie silence on the stage for several minutes. Lemmy came back to play one more song (my favorite MOTÖRHEAD song) but left the stage immediately after it ended. Wacken festival organizer Thomas Jensen came onstage and announced to the crowd he did not know what to do or say about a situation like this. It seemed very serious to me. Hopefully I am wrong."

MOTÖRHEAD played the following songs:

01. I Know How To Die
02. Damage Case
03. Stay Clean
04. Metropolis
05. Over The Top
06. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch

A number of photos of MOTÖRHEAD's abbreviated performance at Wacken Open Air 2013 can be found at

MOTÖRHEAD canceled a handful of shows on its European festival tour last month after Lemmy, suffered a haematoma (where blood collects outside of a blood vessel). The news of Lemmy's latest medical issue followed reports that he was also recently fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems.

Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:22 pm
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Post Re: Lemmy in "bad health".........
Somebody even released a note saying that he had passed away...

I read somewhere that he's having some back problems... maybe that's all.

But for a man his age, who as been drinking, smoking and God knows what else, it's not surprising that he's in bad shape. :?

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Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:30 pm
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Post Re: Lemmy in "bad health".........
Honestly, I can't say I'm the least bit surprised to hear this.

He hasn't exactly been known as what you call a "health nut".

"You don't just walk through a neighborhood and see somebody tearing up their own yard with a golf club!"

Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:30 pm
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Post Re: Lemmy in "bad health".........
He has abused his body and health on a fairly consistent basis for over 30 years, and it was only a matter of time before the lifestyle caught up with him. Still, I hope he recovers soon!

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Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:40 pm
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Post Re: Lemmy in "bad health".........
If he lives in the states, he should be fine, guys.
obamacare kicks in pretty soon, so.....

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Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:50 am
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