Motörhead members explain why they failed to attend Lemmy’s funeral

Lemmy's funeral took place in Los Angeles on Saturday night

Former Motorhead guitarists Phil Campbell and ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke have explained their notable absences from frontman Lemmy‘s funeral over the weekend.

Lemmy passed away on December 28 following a short battle with cancer. He was aged 70.

His funeral was held in Los Angeles on Saturday night (January 9), with the likes of Dave Grohl, Slash and more in attendance.

Neither Campbell, the band’s guitarist since 1984, nor Clarke, who served in the group from 1976–1982, were at the memorial service.

Explaining his absence, Campbell has tweeted that he “really wanted to attend but I wasn’t able to make it”. He added: “Unfortunately I was advised on doctors orders not to fly on such a long haul flight due to my recent hospitalisation”.

Clarke, meanwhile, revealed via Facebook that he was unable to secure a Visa to travel to the US due to his “past sins”. “I watched it online last night. I thought everyone did very well,” he continued.

I have been a bit quiet lately…I was unable to get a visa to go to Lemmy’s funeral. I have past sins, which means it…

Posted by Fast Eddie Clarke Official on Sunday, 10 January 2016

Watch Lemmy’s full memorial service in the video below.