Motorhead’s Phil Campbell Hospitalized
Once again, Motorhead have been forced off the stage. The band announced yesterday that guitarist Phil Campbell was taken to a hospital with an undisclosed illness, and will be unable to play tonight's (Nov. 27) concert at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin, Germany.
"With great regret, Motorhead have to cancel the sold out show in Berlin today, November 27th," the band wrote on its Facebook page. "Our brother, guitarist Phil Campbell suddenly required hospitalization. He will be better soon but there is no choice other than to cancel our show in Berlin. We all wish Phil a speedy recovery,
Lemmy, Mikkey and the Motorhead family."
Campbell's condition is the latest in a series of health problems that Motorhead has faced. Back in September a lung infection to Lemmy caused six dates of their American tour to be either curtailed after only a few songs or shelved entirely. They also received a blow two weeks ago when Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, who was their drummer from 1975-84 and 1987-92, died at the age of 61 from liver failure.
Motorhead also had to postpone their Nov. 15 show at the Zenith in Paris, which was scheduled to take place only two days after the terrorist attacks that struck the city. It is believed that the concert will be rebooked for Jan. 21. The band has not issued any statement regarding Saturday's concert in Hamburg. Motorhead's European tour runs through Dec. 6.
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