August 5, 2013
Motorhead was forced to end its performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany after only six songs because of frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s health.
The band spent less than half an hour on stage that included including long pauses between tracks and an unusually early solo spot to give Lemmy enough time to gather his strength to perform.
After Motorhead left the stage, it was announced that the concert was over.
A source said: ”Lemmy did not look or sound good at all and could not continue the set. Phil Campbell did a guitar solo before ‘The Chase Is Better Than The Catch’ while Lemmy left the stage. The solo ended but Lemmy did not return. There was eerie silence on the stage for several minutes. Lemmy came back to play one more song but left the stage immediately after it ended. Wacken festival organizer Thomas Jensen came onstage and announced to the crowd he did not know what to do or say about a situation like this. It seemed very serious to me. Hopefully I am wrong.”
No word on Lemmy’s health.