Motörhead have postponed their European tour until February 2014, in order to allow frontman Lemmy Kilmister to recover from health woes.

The band had cancelled shows earlier this year after Kilmister suffered a hematoma.

In a statement posted yesterday (Oct. 29) on the group’s website, the veteran singer wrote, “We have made the decision because I am not quite ready to hit the road yet, and am working my way back to full fitness and rude health. Don't worry --I'm not about to start promoting veganism and alcohol-free beverages, but it is fair to say that I personally have been reconfiguring areas of my life to make sure I can come back fitter and stronger than ever.”

Kilmister went on to add: “It disappointed me tremendously to have to say I wasn't quite ready to hit the road yet, but not nearly as much as it would've disappointed me to go out, play some average shows and watch my health give way long before the tour was over! When people come to see a Motörhead tour, they expect a Motörhead show, and that is exactly what you will get as soon as I am fit and ready to rumble.”