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Motörhead Cancels This Weekend’s Houston Show; Lemmy Still Sick

by Michael Scrutchin Posted: 09-04-15 | 2 years ago
Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead in 2012
Photo Credit: Mat Hayward / Shutterstock.com Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead in 2012

It has been confirmed that legendary metal band Motörhead had to cancel several upcoming shows in Texas, including the Houston date at House of Blues on Saturday, due to frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s continued recovery from altitude sickness.

This comes on the heels of several recent health concerns for the 69-year-old Kilmister, who got a pacemaker in 2013 and suffered a hematoma last year. Before embarking on this year’s tour, he told Rolling Stone, “I’m all right, you know. I’m not dying yet.”

Motörhead just released their 22nd album, Bad Magic, on Aug. 28, and this tour marks the band’s 40th anniversary.

“Lemmy fully intends to resume touring duties as, and when, his doctors give him the all-clear,” the band wrote on Facebook yesterday.

Refunds will be available through House of Blues, but Saxon will still play the venue’s Bronze Peacock Room on Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Michael Scrutchin

Former film critic and editor of the now-defunct Flipside Movie Emporium. Writer of sorts. Houston native. Also: dancer, poet, fiddler.

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