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Motörhead cancel shows after Lemmy suffers a haematoma

Motörhead cancel shows after Lemmy suffers a haematoma

Motörhead have had to cancel two European gigs after their frontman Lemmy suffered a haematoma.

The band have pulled tonight's show in Milan (June 25) and also had to cancel their gig on June 22 at a festival in Austria, reports Ultimate Classic Rock. The size, scale or location of Lemmy's haematoma – where blood collects outside of a blood vessel - is not known, but the news of the medical problem follows reports that the frontman has also recently been fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems.

Last year, Lemmy spoke out about plans for Motörhead's forthcoming 40th anniversary, which will take place in 2015, saying: "We'll think of something, we always do. Probably involving naked women or something."

He added of the band's longevity: "We've been lucky; we've been around so long people realise they can't get us to go away, so they've just decided to join us. You might not like what we do, but we do what we do very well."

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