In a new interview with Classic Rock magazine, Lemmy has downplayed his recent health scares which caused European concert cancellations, Motörhead's Wacken set being cut short and the fitting of a defibrilator in the legendary frontman's chest to regulate and correct heart problems.
"It was nothing; I'm over it," Lemmy says.
Motörhead new album, 'Aftershock', is released on October 22nd and the band then embark on a European trek beginning November 7th in Zurich and wrapping up December 10th in Helsinki. Saxon are supporting on the UK dates.
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Drummer Mikkey Dee told Classic Rock: "I think after all he's been through, I'd say this: "Lem, when are you going to get sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? It's time you started to take care of yourself."
And if it comes to the point he can no longer hit the road, Lemmy vows: "We plan to go on. Maybe we'll just make albums – we'll be like The Beatles after 1966."
But Lemmy leaves no doubt he'll be back on stage soon: "I can still stand at that mic every night and play my songs," he declares. "I'm getting better. By the time the tour comes around I'll be ready."
You can hear 'Queen Of The Damned', a new song from 'Aftershock' at the bottom of this page...
A new Motörhead documentary, an in-depth view filmed in June and July 2013, can be seen worldwide on ZDF Kultur (Germany) on October 14th at 8.15pm (German Time) by clicking here.
European Tour Dates
11/07/2013 Switzerland, Zurich Club Hallenstadion
11/09/2013 France, Paris Zenith
11/11/2013 Belgium, Deinze Brielpoort
11/13/2013 England, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
11/14/2013 England, Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
11/16/2013 England, London Brixton Academy
11/17/2013 England, London Brixton Academy
11/19/2013 England, Wolverhampton Civic Hall
11/20/2013 England, Manchester Apollo
11/22/2013 Scotland, Glasgow O2 Academy
11/26/2013 Germany, Berlin Velodrom
11/27/2013 Germany, Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle
11/29/2013 Germany, Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
11/30/2013 Germany, Munich Zenith
12/02/2013 Germany, Dusseldorf MEH
12/03/2013 Germany, Hamburg Sporthalle
12/06/2013 Denmark, Horsens Forum Horsens
12/08/2013 Norway, Oslo Sentrum Scene
12/10/2013 Finland, Helsinki Hartwell Arena
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