I refuse to believe it ! Lemmy is clearly indestructible! He proved it to me the day we found ourselves trapped in an extremely small pitch black coat closet, all alone, for over three hours. As you do.
Under extremely “stressful” circumstances. Any lessor men would have puked all over the front row and/or passed out, died or even (shudder) given in and checked into REHAB! Rather than perform immediately after the following events!
It all began when he quite cleverly lured me into a 3 by 3 foot janitors mop closet in a remote area of the backstage using only a mirror and a cheeky wink. Knowing young girls are naturally attracted to bright shiny objects I was helpless to do anything but follow. After squeezing our way in and having a lovely time for a half hour or so considering we only had a hand mirror to keep us amused ( even though we were completely unable to move at all as it was about the size of an average phone booth) Unfortunately, the woman he had flown in at great expense from very far away for that evenings gig eventually discovered our whereabouts and began to scream , pound and kick the door with all her might and intended to do so until we emerged, which was clearly an extremely bad idea under the circumstances. We whispered and giggled and did the only thing we had room to do. Continue to play with our mirror. The first few hours were tremendously entertaining and enjoyable. Hour three with no apparent relief or rescue party in sight or destined to appear, were not so much. But one had to admire her strength, determination and stamina! Eventually as it became closer and closer to show time a search party was dispatched and at long last we were found! She was ejected from the premises and we were free! If he could perform after that he is clearly immortal. I couldn’t sleep for four days. LONG LIVE LEMMY!
The singer/bass player had to pull out of Saturday’s scheduled appearance at Monsters Of Rock in Arena Anhembi, Sao Paulo, as he was struck down with stomach problems and dehydration.
Lemmy is undergoing tests in hospital and Motorhead’s slot was filled by a jam session involving guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee along with guests including Andreas Kisser and Derrick Green of Sepultura.
In a statement, festival organisers say: “Monsters Of Rock regrets to inform the public that Motorhead 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.”
Lemmy spent much of 2013 recuperating from a series of health setbacks which included several weeks in hospital after he suffered internal bleeding. He’d earlier been fitted with a defibrillator to deal with heart problems.
In October 2014, he revealed how he was “close to death” during his last round of surgery. The health worries forced him to clean up his lifestyle.
Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne are also on the bill for Monsters Of Rock.