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Motorhead to Resume Touring Following Lemmy’s Lung Infection

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After Lemmy‘s most recent spate of health problems threatened to derail another tour, Motorhead are ready to resume their North American tour. This morning (Sept. 7), the band gave an update on the status of their frontman.

“St. Louis, here we come!” they wrote on their Facebook page. “The wait is over and the Doc has spoken. Lemmy had a lung infection (exacerbated by that Denver altitude) which has now been taken care of. Subsequently, Lemmy’s ready to give it a go in St. Louis at The Pageant theater on Tuesday, Sept 8th where Motorhead will continue the 40th Anniversary tour in support of their new album Bad Magic.

“Amidst all the wonderful support Lemmy has received, many have rightfully said he owes us nothing as he has given us everything. We, however, owe Lemmy something…our total respect for his fierce, single-minded and beautifully stubborn determination to continue burning asphalt, playing rock’n’roll and live where he has always been most comfortable – on the road!”

This latest problem started Aug. 27, when the high altitude in Salt Lake City cut short their concert after only four songs, which forced the cancellation of the next show in Denver. An attempt to go on in Austin lasted only two songs, and they decided to shelve the next three dates in San Antonio, Dallas and Houston. Back in April, they had to give up their slot at the Monsters of Rock festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil when he suffered from gastric distress and dehydration hours before taking the stage.

Their tour is scheduled to run through Sept. 25 in Orlando, Fla.

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