MOTÖRHEAD Mainman Lemmy Fitted With Pacemaker, Fighting Diabetes - "But His Ticker’s Fine Now" Says Phil Campbell

November 10, 2013, 3 years ago

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MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell spoke with Wales Online recently about a number of topics including leader Lemmy Kilmister's health.

“Lem had a pacemaker fitted earlier in the year because he’d been suffering from irregular heartbeats, and then his diabetes started playing him up,” said Campbell.

“But his ticker’s fine now and he’s made sufficient changes to his lifestyle and diet in order to combat the diabetes, it’s just that he felt he wasn’t 100% ready to go back on the road just yet. As a result we put the dates back a little bit to enable him to build himself back up to full fitness. Look, none of us are getting any younger, so Lemmy’s condition didn’t exactly come as a massive shock,” said Campbell, whose 15th studio album with the band – Aftershock – has just been unleashed. “But the older we get the more we tend to be there for one another and back each other up.

“The main problem is that he’s displayed such a hard persona all his life that it makes it difficult for him to let people in. He’s like the John Wayne of rock – always wanting to soldier on and handle things on his own, you know?”

Read more at Wales Online.

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