Motörhead has posted a short statement on their website on why they chose to play the Wacken Festival this past weekend, after having said they were cancelling all festivals for the year, and the aftermath of their shortened set.
“The show had to go on because that’s how Lemmy rolls. Even though he was not 100% fit, he refused to feel he was letting the 85,000 Wacken fans down. They kicked ass in the 100+degree heat for a shortened, but powerful, set before, Lemmy finally realized he might have bitten off a little more than he could chew. Thus he will embark upon the recuperation recommended. We know that rumors are flying around, but once he fully recharges, Motörhead will be back, don’t you worry.”
The band had previously cancelled all appearances until November due to Lemmy Kilmister having both a cardioverter-defibrillator implanted and the development of a blood clot. Stay tuned for further updates….