Motörhead’s frontman Lemmy Kilmister walked off stage during their show in Austin, Texas, yesterday (September 1) after saying “I can’t do it“. The band managed to play “Damage Case,” “Stay Clean” and “Metropolis before the concert was abruptly ended. Lemmy has had his fair share of health scares over the past few years and at this recent gig Glide Magazine said that he was “looking fatigued and winded” and “a little slow on bass“. Motörhead started their tour in North America on August 19 to support their 22nd album Bad Magic that was released August 28.
Last week the group cut a show short in Salt Lake City, Utah and cancelled their Denver Riot Fest gig stating that Lemmy couldn’t breathe properly due to the high altitude. Motörhead has released an official statement regarding the Austin show:
“As you might have heard, Motörhead again had to abbreviate a performance due to Lemmy not feeling well. This is a DIRECT follow-on from the altitude issues in Colorado, and clearly, Lemmy tried to get back at it too quickly. For this reason, Motörhead will not play in San Antonio tonight, but the show will still go on with Saxon headlining. Lemmy will resume duties the moment he is PROPERLY rested and firing on all cylinders again. The legendary Motörheadbanger patience is much appreciated, and the band send their deepest thanks. More details will be released soon“.
Watch below the heart breaking moment that Lemmy walks off stage and reappears to apologise to fans: