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Motorhead's Lemmy fitted with pacemaker, has diabetes, but tour goes on

Motorhead's Lemmy has had a pacemaker fitted, but vows to keep touring, saying he wants to die "doing what I do best."

The 67-year-old rocker - real name Ian Fraser Kilmister - was warned by doctors he had to have the device fitted if he ever wanted to tour again after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, brought on by years of drink and drug abuse.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/entertainment/motorheads-lemmy-fitted-with-pacemaker-has-diabetes-but-tour-goes-on-612992.html

The bit about it being brought on by drink/drug abuse is unsupported. If he is 67 and having these issues, that doesnt seem out of the ordinary.

The bit about it being brought on by drink/drug abuse is unsupported. If he is 67 and having these issues, that doesnt seem out of the ordinary.
Its impossible to say whether or not it was caused by the drugs but his drugs of choice, alcohol and speed, are hard on the heart and seeing as how he made it this far without any problems there is a good chance he'd be perfectly healthy right now if it wasn't for that crap.

Makes you wonder why the old timers keep at it, as if horrified to let the next generation (X) take over. They must find severe shortcomings with the generation Y and millennial acts. I wonder why. The youth did bring Linkin Park and Slipknot to everyone's attention.