Motorhead Drummer Talks About Lemmy’s Health
Motorhead has canceled the remaining eight shows on its European festival tour Mikkey Dee (drummer), has stated. The band had canceled several gigs last week after Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister suffered a hematoma.
“Everything started with him falling and getting a nasty blow to his hip a little over a week ago,” Dee told the Aftonbladet news.
Following his fall, Lemmy had more bad luck when a fire alarm went off at the hotel Royal Kensington in London where he was staying.
“He had to walk eight stairs in the middle of the night,” Mikkey said. “Lemmy’s personal assistant said that that was fucked up and that he had an injured hip.”
“He needs to have his body drained of fluid and that can’t be done too quickly,” he said. “When he remains in bed and can’t move, he can easily get pnemonia…. If you can’t move properly, other issues will follow.”
“He is devastated beyond belief. It has a bigger effect on him than it would anyone else. It’s like chopping off a piano player’s hands. This is his life.”
When asked if he is worried about his friend Lemmy, Dee said: “I am worried because he’s not doing so well right now. But he’s improving, even though it takes longer for him than anyone else to become well. Now that the doctors feel that he shouldn’t go out an play you’ll just have to accept that order.”