It’s no secret that 2013 was a difficult year for Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. An irregular heartbeat and cardiac arrhythmia with a cardioverter-defibrillator that jolts the guy when things aren’t right…diabetes… a hematoma…the list goes on.
Now 68 years old, he’s still on the mend…but kickin’ it. He tours occasionally and the docs even gave him a thumbs up to attend the first annual Motörhead Motörboat with bands like Danko Jones and Anthrax in September.
In a new interview with Yahoo Music, he says:
“I’m always fine onstage…The adrenaline takes over and all your aches and pains go away.” He recalls smashing his hand on his bass with blood dripping everywhere more than once, and he says one time in Cleveland a whole lightning box fell on stage and missed the band members by inches.
He tells Yahoo Music he got all the advice you’d expect from his doctors; Stop smoking. Get on an exercise bike. The one suggestion that surprised him? The docs told him to lay off the blueberries when he was getting bloated and his blood sugar levels were off the charts. He had been binging on blueberries.
“I would get these cravings, y’know…They found out there’s something in the blueberries that isn’t good for me so I stopped and I got better. It’s crazy. You can’t drink anything but water and you can’t eat anything but fibrous bread. Getting old is a lot of fun, y’know?”