Motorhead cancel second consecutive show due to Phil Campbell illness

Hamburg concert rescheduled to December 9

Motörhead have been forced to cancel their second show in a row after guitarist Phil Campbell was hospitalised on Friday morning (27th Nov).

The band were due to take the stage at Hamburg’s Sporthalle last night (Saturday 28th) but had to call the performance off only one day after cancelling their Berlin show at Max Schmeling Halle.

The aging rockers took to Twitter to reveal the news, thanking fans for their concern.


The announcement comes after Motörhead cancelled a raft of US live dates in September as band lynchpin Lemmy battled ongoing health problems.

He suffered a haematoma in 2013 and has undergone several health scares in the last few years, recently telling The Guardian that his “legs are fucked” and he sometimes walks with a stick.

He won’t give up life on the road however, as long as he “can walk the few yards from the back to the front of the stage without a stick.”

It’s not been a happy few months for the veteran rockers, with the death of former drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor earlier this month compounding recent health troubles.

No details of Campbell’s illness have been released, and Motörhead’s next live show is slated for November 30 in Denmark.