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Motorhead's Set Cut Short

Monday, August 5th 2013 14:50

Motorhead Play Only 30 Minutes at Wacken Open Air Festival

Motorhead had to cut their set down at Wacken Open Air Festival held at the weekend in Germany due to Lemmy's health.

The band performed 30 minutes of a scheduled 75-minute show before shutting things down.

"Motorhead rocked the Black Stage for more than 30 minutes and Lemmy gave everything he's got to play an amazing live show,” said organizers. "He's keeping well — but the temperatures and circumstances led to the point that continuing the show would have led to a loss of quality.”

"We are very happy and proud that Phil [Campbell], Mikkey [Dee] and particularly Mr. Rock 'N' Roll himself, Lemmy Kilmister, played W:O:A 2013 and that they did everything humanly possible to play this gig. Thank you so much, guys!"

The Wacken incident follows news that Motorhead recently cancelled a series of shows on their summer European festival tour following doctor’s orders after Lemmy suffered a haematoma (where blood collects outside of a blood vessel) and needed to address the issue; the bassist had previously been fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems.
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