Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister has released a statement saying that the band has been forced to postpone their already-delayed European tour until next year.
Personal message from Lemmy on their official website:
I have to sadly let you know that Motörhead has had to postpone the forthcoming European tour until early next year, 2014.
We have made the decision because I am not quite ready to hit the road yet, and am working my way back to full fitness and rude health. Don't worry - I'm not about to start promoting veganism and alcohol-free beverages, but it is fair to say that I personally have been reconfiguring areas of my life to make sure I can come back fitter and stronger than ever.
It disappointed me tremendously to have to say I wasn't quite ready to hit the road yet, but not nearly as much as it would've disappointed me to go out, play some average shows and watch my health give way long before the tour was over! When people come to see a Motörhead tour, they expect a Motörhead show, and that is exactly what you will get as soon as I am fit and ready to rumble.
Your patience and understanding is appreciated...and know that I'm getting stronger and stronger every day, so watch out next spring Europe and we will see you then.
Thank you all,
The website instructs ticket holders to hold on to their tickets and stay tuned for further details.
Lemmy also recently sat down with Rockline's Bob Coburn to chat about Aftershock and his ongoing health issues, and take calls from listeners. Between several cuts from the new record, Lemmy reveals details about cover art, future plans, and a great deal more. You can listen to the program at Rockline's official website.
Bob starts the interview by addressing the most prominent issues first. He asks the singer about his health and the ever-witty Lemmy responds by saying that he now has an exercise bike. Through wheezes, Kilmister explains that he is on the mend, although the he didn't reveal the news that Motörhead had further postponed their tour.
The program goes on to include Lemmy's cocky take on Aftershock, calling the songs "covers of future classics."
The callers ask about Hawkwind, Wendy O. Williams, The Young Ones, and other collaborations, and Lemmy shares incredible stories with listeners.