Video: Lemmy Stops MOTORHEAD's Austin Show 3 Songs In: "I Can't Do It"
I think it might be time to get Lemmy off the road. The band is currently out supporting their new album, Bad Magic, but the last few days have been troublesome for Lemmy. It all started in Salt Lake City, UT, where Lemmy had to stop the show a few songs in, because the air was too thin. The next night in Denver, they didn't even try. Lemmy just came on stage and apologized and said he can't.
After a few days off, the band had a gig in Austin last night and things didn't turn out any better. Glide Magazine was there and offered this:
Lemmy emerged onstage looking fatigued and winded. Though a little slow on the bass, Lemmy was clearly trying hard to make it through set opener “Damage Case”, but something felt off. “Stay Clean” and “We Are Motörhead” also felt lackluster despite the energy of his band. After announcing the next song – “Metropolis” – Lemmy let out a sigh and announced, “I can’t do it”, before leaving the stage with the rest of his band. He returned moments later and apologized to a disappointed but supportive Austin crowd, which was followed by the house lights and music coming on, and concerned (slightly annoyed) fans funneling out.
Here is video of the moment in question:
Look, I understand there is an entire brand that depends on this guy, but to me it seems like Lemmy should not be on the road right now. He's negatively affecting his health and basically tarnishing Motorhead's reputation by cancelling all of these shows. Lemmy needs some rest and it doesn't seem like the road is the place to get it.