Lemmy Kilmister's Wildest Escapades: 15 Insane Tales From a Legendary Life

Some of the most unbelievable stories from Motörhead's hard-living rock pioneer

Bad Blood
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Bad Blood

Figuring that 15 years of regular drinking and drugging had taken a toll on his system, Lemmy decided to have a complete blood transfusion in 1980. He figured it would be like an oil change — out with the old, in with the new. But Lemmy held off after his doctor ran some tests and determined he would react badly to healthy blood. "He told me I didn't have human blood in my system anymore," he told Inked. "Apparently, I had become so toxic, mostly from all the speed and alcohol, that fresh blood would have killed me."

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