It’s been a pretty rough year for Motorhead. After the band’s successful Bad Magic album was released and they hit the road in support of it, a handful of shows had to be cancelled after Lemmy took ill. This time, however, it’s not the frontman that’s fallen ill, but guitarist Phil Campbell, and the band’s been forced to cancel tonight’s show in Berlin, Germany. While details are scant on what the guitarist’s affliction is, Motorhead did post a statement on the band’s Facebook page:
With great regret, Motörhead have to cancel the sold out show in Berlin today, November 27th. Our brother, guitarist Phil Campbell suddenly required hospitalization. He will be better soon but there is no choice other than to cancel our show in Berlin.
We all wish Phil a speedy recovery,
Lemmy, Mikkey and the Motörhead family.
Please check back, we will get you all information as soon as we have it.
Earlier this year, the band cancelled a pair of appearances in Salt Lake City and Denver, claiming the altitude made it hard for Lemmy to breathe. When they resumed the tour in Austin, the frontman ended the show after just a few songs. While they’ve been touring successfully since, the band’s former drummer, Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor died earlier this month.