Lemmy suffers for hard-man act, says Campbell
Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell believes frontman Lemmy’s hard-man act has contributed to his health woes.
The Welshman thinks his bandmate’s attitude made it more difficult for him to seek help when he needed it, and that’s played a role in a series of show postponements.
Campbell tells Wales Online: “Lem had a pacemaker fitter earlier in the year because he’s been suffering from irregular heartbeats, then his diabetes started playing up.
“But his ticker’s fine now and he’s made sufficient changes to his lifestyle and diet in order to combat the diabetes.”
Campbell continues: “None of us are getting any younger, so Lemmy’s condition didn’t exactly come as a massive shock.
“The main problem is he’s displayed such a hard persona all his life that it makes it difficult for him to let people in. He’s like the John Wayne of rock – always wanting to soldier on and handle things on his own.”