Eilen menehtyneen Motörheadin vokalisti / basisti Lemmy Kilmisterin manageri Todd Singerman on antanut Lemmyn kuolemaan liittyen haastattelun Sky News -nimiselle lehdelle, jossa mies on kertonut Lemmyn syöpädiagnoosin tulleen täytenä yllätyksenä kaikille joulukuun 26. päivä. Lemmylle annettiin elinaikaa kahdesta kuuteen kuukauteen mutta mies kuoli kahden päivän kuluttua diagnoosista. Voit lukea Singermanin ajatuksia aiheesta tästä:
”Nobody had any idea, we just learned Saturday, two days ago, that he even had cancer, and the doctor told him he had between two to six months to live. He [died] today as I was making calls to [his MOTÖRHEAD bandmates] Phil [Campbell] and Mikkey [Dee], telling them to come on out so they could have a last goodbye while he was still upbeat and everything. He was feeling mighty low… He wasn’t expected to die like that.”
”He [Lemmy] gets home [from tour], we have a big birthday party for him at the Whisky A Go Go. His friends came down and played. Two days later, I could tell he wasn’t feeling good, so we took him to the hospital, they release him, then after the brain scan they found the cancer in his brain and his neck… The doctor comes with the result a couple of days later and says… it’s terminal.”
Lemmyn lukuisista terveyteen liittyneistä ongelmista huolimatta tieto syövästä tuli yllättäen. Singerman on kommentoinut asiaa näin:
”Cancer diagnosis caught everyone by surprise. [Cancer] was the last thing we thought he would ever have. When you think about it, he has been to every doctor and hospital around the world and nobody caught that… That comes as a massive shock.”
”I’ve been with him almost 25 years, and it was a half gallon of Jack Daniels a day, two-three packs of cigarettes and his other little favorites and that was a daily thing.
”Recently he switched over — and I still can’t grasp it but he thought it was healthier — he switched over to vodka and orange.”
”I still always remember a great quote: Lemmy from MOTÖRHEAD makes Keith Richards from THE [ROLLING] STONES look like a Golden Girl.
”This guy lived it every day and there was never a break in between.
”He was the last true rock star left, if you ask me.”