Motörhead have yet again been forced to pull the plug on their upcoming European tour, which was set to kick off on February 13 in Glasgow. The cancellation was announced through a statement on the band's website, citing frontman Lemmy Kilmister's ongoing health struggles as the reason for canceling the tour.
The trouble for the band goes back to June of last year, when Motörhead were forced to cancel a series of shows after Lemmy suffered a hematoma. Their subsequent return to the stage at the Wacken Open Air Festival in August had to be cut short when Lemmy realized that he was yet not fit to perform.
The statement says that Kilmister's health problems are related to diabetes, and that the aging rock icon is working hard at changing his lifestyle in order to improve his health. “While there has been undoubted progress, Lemmy and the band were advised by doctors that it was still too soon to resume full touring activities, and so for the good of the future, the band and Lemmy reluctantly agreed to cancel," reads part of the statement. But the good news is that the band is hopeful they will be able to return to the stage some time in the future: "Rome was not built in a day…like Lemmy’s health. But there is some strong light at the end of the tunnel here…we thank you so very much for your continued love, support and understanding."