Motörhead Show Stopped Short

Motörhead was forced to end a concert after four songs in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 27 when frontman Lemmy Kilmister became too ill to continue.

Photo: John Davisson
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Empire Polo Field, Indio, Calif.

The 69-year-old rocker complained to the crowd that he couldn’t breathe and/or was experiencing severe back pain prior to stopping the show and leaving the stage, according to the Guardian.

Motörhead also canceled its appearance at Denver’s Riot Fest the next night with apologies to fans on its Facebook page. Kilmister, who’s diabetic, has been dealing with a series of health problems.

In 2013, he had a device fitted to prevent his heart from stopping, and suffered a hematoma last year. Earlier this year, he was forced to cancel shows because of gastric illness, the paper said.