LEMMY KILMISTER WAS ONLY GIVEN “TWO TO SIX MONTHS TO LIVE” AFTER CANCER WAS FOUND IN HIS BRAIN AND NECK
Singerman told Sky News that Kilmister went to hospital two days after his 70th- birthday party at the Whisky A Go Go club in Hollywood, California on December 13th because he wasn’t feeling well. Although, his doctors initially thought he was fine, they decided to do a brain scan before releasing him because “his speech was seeming a little odd. We wanted to see if maybe [he’d had] a minor stroke.” The scan uncovered tumors in Lemmy’s brain and neck.
Singerman told Sky News on Monday, “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 [ 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.”
Singerman added, “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.”
Singerman initially wanted to keep the diagnosis private, but Lemmy insisted otherwise. “He was like, ‘No, no. You go ahead and put out a press release,” the manager told RollingStone.com. “I want people to know it was cancer. It’s a bad thing and they should know it.’ That’s how he felt.”
Despite Lemmy’s well-documented health issues over the last two years, Singerman said the 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.”
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