Motorhead give Phil Campbell status update, call out irresponsible media

Posted by on December 2, 2015


Last week was a rough one in the Motorhead camp. While Lemmy’s had his health issues earlier in the year, this time, it was guitarist Phil Campbell that was hospitalized in Europe, causing the band to miss three shows. Last night, the band returned to the stage in Gothenburg, however, and before they did that, the band posted an update, saying that he’s recovering well:

We just wanted to say a hearty THANK YOU to ALL our loyal Motörheadbanging fans for their support, understanding and community right now. It has obviously not been an easy time and with Phil recovering well, we are all doing everything we can to keep roaring right now. Your understanding and support is golden and very much appreciated. Again, THANK YOU!

Judging from the video above, Campbell is is as good shape as ever. We’re still not sure what was wrong with him, but it’s good to see them back. The three days of missed dates as a result of his illness led to some conjecture that he’d passed away, a rumor that was repeated by some in the press. As they should have, the band took issue at that in  a separate post:

For ALL members of the media who engage in the modern-age bloodsport of celebrity death-watch-by-internet-rumour-spreading, we hope you feel the shame and shoddiness of your “work”.

[via Metal Injection]

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