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Lemmy: “I’ll Never Get A Job Again”

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Back in October, Lemmy said he is “ready for death,” but the Motorhead singer might be having second thoughts. In a new interview, he reveals just how tough a time he’s had in dealing with being sidelined by his recent health issues.

“I just feel really down,” he told the New York Times. “I’ll never get a job again. I’m paying for the good times, I suppose. It’s a mixture of all the things I ever did — and I did plenty.”

Motorhead were forced to postpone their European tour in support of their new album, ‘Aftershock,’ due to a stretch of serious medical problems for the 67-year old frontman. A hematoma and heart issues in quick succession this past summer took them off the road. An attempt to play the Wacken Open Air Festival in August lasted only a few songs.

Despite the depression that is accompanying his poor health, Lemmy’s famously sarcastic sense of humor remains intact. He finds it necessary to retaining his optimism. “If you don’t, you’re dead, you know, and if you believe that good things are going to happen, it’s going to be severe for you later, because they aren’t.”

As proof, Lemmy debunked the claim in the 1994 movie ‘Airheads’ that he is God, noting that, “God is taller, and he dresses better. He lives in a Cape Cod cottage on the end of Rhode Island.”

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