Motorhead's Lemmy's health regiment

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    A rocker’s health plan: ‘I drink vodka and smoke a pack a day’
    By Larry Getlen

    August 22, 2015 | 10:47am

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    Motörhead rocker Lemmy is getting healthy - sort of. Photo: Getty Images
    For the past 40 years, Lemmy has lived up to his reputation as a hard-rocking, hard-living metal god. As frontman for the British band MotÖrhead, he counts among his die-hard fans Dave Grohl and Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan.

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    From left: Phil Campbell, Lemmy Kilmister, and Mikkey Dee of Motörhead arrive at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 8.Photo: AP

    But now, at age 69 and living with diabetes — not to mention a heart defibrillator installed in his chest — the English bassist and singer, who famously used to drink a bottle of Jack Daniel’s a day, has had to abandon his beloved whiskey in the name of health.

    His substitute? Vodka.

    “I gave up whiskey ’cause it had Coke in it,” says Lemmy, referring to his regular whiskey and Cokes, which his diabetes would no longer allow.

    He’s also cut down from two packs of cigarettes a day to one pack a week, and he says his drug use is “not half as much” as it used to be. He even bought an exercise bike that he swears he uses regularly.

    “I’ve always been healthy, aside from the drugs and the booze,” he quips.

    Despite his hard living, Lemmy says his avoidance of one particular drug is a big reason he’s still with us.

    “I never did heroin. That took care of a lot of my generation,” he says. “I knew what I was doing . . . I learned a bit more every time somebody else died.”

    ‘I gave up whiskey ’cause it had Coke in it.’

    - Lemmy
    One such friend was icon/Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, whom Lemmy calls “a nice man.” He once tried to teach Vicious, who famously couldn’t play his instrument, to do just that.

    “It was impossible,” he says. “Then, three weeks later, he comes up to me and says, ‘Lemmy, I got a job with the Pistols.’ I said, ‘What, [as a] roadie?’

    “He said, ‘No. Playing bass.’ I said, ‘You can’t play bass, Sid.’ He said, ‘Yeah, I know. But I’m in the Pistols.’ ”

    Talking to The Post about the release of “Bad Magic” — MotÖrhead’s 22nd album, which drops on Friday — the man born Ian Kilmister in Staffordshire, England, swears his aggression hasn’t lessened a bit in spite of his cutbacks.

    “I still feel the same,” he says. “There’s so much to be angry about.”

    Any advice for younger rockers? “Nothing, I’d tell ’em nothing,” he says. “It’s all luck. I’m not dead and [other rockers] are. It’s a weird thing.”
     
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    Cool guy, but Whiskey and Coke is a gross drink IMO. Would rather take Whiskey and Club.
     
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    Wish he'd have a couple of rats nor off them warts.
     
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    Who'd win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God?
    Lemmy? God?
    Wrong, dickhead, trick question. Lemmy *IS* God.
     
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    A great Dead Pool candidate.
     
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    I think @Lemmy is on the same diet!:c
     
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    Love Motorhead & Lemmy. I fear that old boy is near the end.

    I believe his pacemaker was only revealed recently - possibly in this interview - before that, the Motorhead camp had only revealed he was having health problems (like a hematoma around his heart but didn't disclose the cause).

    Guy is a monster songwriter. And not just the heavy shit. He's done a number of great ballads, for other artists too. One of Ozzy's biggest hits ever "Mama I'm Coming Home" was written by Lemmy Kilmister

    This is a great one too. And a much better version than ended up on the album:

     
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    Love that last line. "It's all luck. I'm not dead and others are".
     
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    Orgasmatron is such a great song by them
     
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    Check out the Lemmy doc on Netflix. Good stuff.
     
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    I figured you would be an Eat The Rich fan.

     
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    That guy's British?:dontknow:
     
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    I went to see the Rev. Horton Heat at the Hard Rock in Vegas....Motorhead was the headliner {i didn't care, i was ther to see the Rev}...Guess who was a no-show, and it wasn't the Rev
     
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    Was this recent? He's been canceling shows lately due to his health. The Rev is lucky though because Lemmy would've blown him off the stage.
     
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    I did not know that!!!! Thank you, Night Ape :)
     
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