Well, this is a hard way to start a Monday. According to Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee, Lemmy’s health took a turn for the worse this past week after Lemmy fell and injured himself. In light of the press-release the band plans to put out later today, here’s the latest details according to Dee. Go grab your Lemmy doll and give it a hug, because it’s not good:
Everything started with him falling and getting a nasty blow to his hip a little over a week ago. Following his fall, Lemmy had more bad luck when a fire alarm went off at the hotel Royal Kensington in London where he was staying.
He had to walk eight stairs in the middle of the night. Lemmy’s personal assistant said that that was fucked up and that he had an injured hip.
He needs to have his body drained of fluid and that can’t be done too quickly, he said. When he remains in bed and can’t move, he can easily get pneumonia…. If you can’t move properly, other issues will follow.
And if this news has you completely bummed out, then you’re not alone. Dee goes on to say that Lemmy is “devastated beyond belief” and that this setback has had “a bigger effect on him than it would anyone else. It’s like chopping off a piano player’s hands. This is his life.”