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MOTORHEAD - LEMMY Suffering From 'Extreme Dehydration', Ordered
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MOTÃƒâ€“RHEAD have been forced to cancel a few of their European summer festivals
and reschedule others after founder and frontman Lemmy Kilmister was diagnosed
by doctors this week as suffering from extreme dehydration leading to exhaustion
and was ordered to take time off and rest immediately.
"When you're dealing with a warhorse like Lemmy it's not easy to discuss
typical normal healthy things such as a balanced diet and proper fluid intake,"
said manager Todd Singerman. "Look, one time when I spoke to him about the
importance of vegetables in a diet, he looked me straight in the eye and
said, 'What are you talking about Todd?! These crisps here are part of the
vegetable food group!' So imagine telling him he needs to drink more water
because it's a crazy hot summer in Europe! Although in fairness to Lemm
he did start making an effort by adding extra ice-cubes to his Jack and
Drummer Mikkey Dee spoke of the 100-plus degree heat at recent gigs, and
commented, "I'm having to drink 8 bottles of Gatorade as well as water just
to get through these shows, I mean, I'm close to passing out, and there's
Lemm sweating his ass off drinking his Jack and coke! I told him after our
last number at the Fury Fest in France, 'Let's not go back out for an encore'
and that we should call it a night because really, I thought I was going
to collapse. They were telling us that it was over 130 degrees on stage,
but he insisted on doing the final two encores. We managed to get through
'Ace of Spades' so I said 'Come on, Lemm, we did an encore, let's just skip
the last one, 'Overkill', and he said, 'No, Mikkey, we're doing 'Overkill',
but maybe we can just play it a little slower."
Commenting on rumors that Lemmy's health is in a more serious state than
diagnosed, Singerman laughed, "Come on, you couldn't make this story up!
The simple truth is that Lemmy's the classic rock'n'roll juggernaut who
has proudly defied human logic for decades, but even juggernauts need a
bit of maintenance once in a while."