THE following is a statement released today by the band's PR representatives on behalf of the band at 11:30am announcing that Motorhead have cancelled their Spring Tour.
'It is with great regret that Motorhead has to announce the cancellation of their European tour, scheduled to start February 2014. Many concerted, dilligent and focused efforts were made by the founding member, and international icon, Lemmy Kilmister to deal with a range of health issues relating to diabetes.
'While there gas been undoubted progress, Lemmy and the band were advised by doctorrs that it was still to soon to resume full touring activities, and so for the good of the future, the band and Lemmy reluctantly agreed to cancel.
'No-one is hrting more over this than Lemmy, and he feels the aggravation and inconvenience of every ticket, and every method of transportation, already paid for by loyal fans in anticipation of the tour. Being a road warrior of 50 dedicated, non-stop years, it is equally distressing for him to be unable to occupy the top louge of the trust tour bus, but Lemmy recognises that his long term health must win.
'It goes without saying that Lemmy profusely apologises for inconvenience caused, but he does want everyone to know that he is continuing on the roiad to a full recovery, and that the prognosis long term is very good.
'Fans have shown tremendous support for Lemmy, and it has meant so much to him. As he told Rolling Stone: "Oh, man, the fans weer unbelievable when I got sick," he said. "No bitching. It was all 'Talke your time, get better. Don't worry, we'll wait for you. Get well".'
Rome was not built in a day...like Lemmy's health. But there is some strong light at the end of the tunnel here...we thank you so much for your continued love, support and understanding.'
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