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Motorhead Cancel Gigs Over Lemmy Medical Condition

Rockers nix handful of shows because of singer's hematoma

Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead performs in Bournemouth, England.
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June 26, 2013 11:45 AM ET

Motörhead have been forced to cancel gigs after frontman Lemmy Kilmister suffered a hematoma. Barley Arts Promotion, promoter for Motörhead's nixed show last night in Milan, Italy, announced on their website that the hematoma made it "impossible . . . to go on stage." The band also withdrew from their June 22nd appearance at the See-Rock Festival in Graz, Austria.

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Motörhead's official website hasn't listed a hematoma – a mass of localized blood that builds and collects outside blood vessels – as the specific cause, though the site is circulating reports that confirm the condition on its homepage.

Lemmy had been recently set up with an implantable defibrillator to fix an irregular heartbeat, according to Billboard, and Motörhead have tentatively scheduled their next album, Aftershock, for a September release. According to Motörhead's website, the band's next show is June 28th in Roitzschora, Germany at the With Full Force festival.

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