By: Troy Frisby
Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister has been hospitalized again after suffering a health crisis.
Rock Cellar Magazine reports that Kilmister, who founded the band in the mid-‘70s, suffered a hematoma, leading the band to cancel at least two tour dates.
According to a translation of a Facebook post from Barley Arts Promotion, the Italian concert promotion company, regarding the incident, Motorhead is offering fans refunds for the cancelled shows, including a show in Austria and the Milan-set date on June 25.
The band posted a general statement about the show cancellations on their official site but did not reference their bandmate’s health issues.
“We are sorry to report that Motorhead will be forced to cancel the appearance in Milan, Jun 25th,” the statement reads. “The band regret[s] it very much but will make it up to all the fans as soon as possible.”
Motorhead was touring in Italy to promote their album, Aftershock, which was set for release later this year. Kilmister recently recovered from another health crisis, with Rock Cellar reporting that the band was still set to release the album as planned.
A hematoma occurs when blood collects under the skin and clots, though it is not the same condition as a blood clot, nor is it the cause of blood clots, per WebMD.
Details about Lemmy Kilmister’s health, including the location and source of the hematoma, have not been revealed and it is unclear how this will affect Aftershock’s release.
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