Motorhead has nixed a handful of live shows after the British heavy metal band’s iconic frontman Lemmy Kilmister suffered a hematoma.
Word of Lemmy’s latest ailment came from Barley Arts Promotion, the promoter behind the scheduled -- and subsequently canceled -- June 25 show in Milan, Italy. In a Facebook post, the live events firm explain that the cancelation was “caused by a severe hematoma which makes it impossible at the moment on stage.”
The group’s June 21 See-Rock Festival in Graz, Austria was also canned.
Although the group’s official Website hasn’t confirmed Lemmy’s hematoma -- a mass of localized blood collected outside the blood vessels -- the Motorhead homepage is circulating reports which confirm his ailment.
The rocker was recently fitted with a implantable defibrillator to correct an irregular heartbeat .
Motorhead have previously announced plans to release their 21st studio album “Aftershock,” which was tentatively due this September. It’ll be the follow-up to "The World is Yours" from 2010, which marked the debut of the trio's own Motorhead Music label.
In an interview last year, the 35th anniversary of Motorhead’s debut album, Lemmy told Billboard his group was looking forward to the 40th anniversary of their formation in 2015.
"We'll probably all stand in a line and let our heads explode. We'll think of something; we always do -- probably involving naked women or something,” he quipped.