Motörhead’s Lemmy Taken Ill in Brazil

Motörhead were forced to cancel last nights appearance in Brazil after Frontman Lemmy was taken ill with stomach problems and dehydration.

He is currently undergoing tests in hospital.

The band were due to play at Monsters of Rock in the Arena Anhembi in Sao Paulo, and their slow was filled by a jam session involving Motörhead’s guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee along with Andreas Kisser and Derrick Green from Sepultura.

In a statement, festival organisers say: “Monsters Of Rock regrets to inform the public that Motörhead will not be able to carry out the performance scheduled for tonight.”

“The lead singer Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, this morning suffered a serious gastric disorder, followed by dehydration. Lemmy has already had tests and been initially medicated, but on medical orders is unable to be present.”

It’s not the first time Lemmy has suffered with health issues, as in 2013 he spent several weeks in hospital after suffering internal bleeding. He had earlier been fitted with a defibrillator to deal with heart problems.

In October 2014 he revealed he was ‘close to death’ during his last round of surgery.

These health issues have forced Lemmy to clean up his lifestyle that he was famous for!

Motörhead are scheduled to play in Curitiba, Brazil, on Tuesday (April 28) and in Porto Alegre, also in Brazil, on Thursday (April 30). It is not yet clear whether Lemmy will be fit for the shows.

Everyone at Rebellious Noise would like to send our best wishes to Lemmy and we hope he gets well and gets rocking again soon!