We've been really concerned for Lemmy's health as of late. Between suffering from diabetes, a defibrilator installed, and dealing with a bout of hematoma, 2013 was not the best year for the metal god. But it looks like Lemmy has got the message loud and clear and is beginning to clean himself up.
In a quick new interview with the New York Times, Lemmy says he's paying for years of partying but he's starting to clean up his act:
I know you are having some health issues, and you just canceled Motörhead’s European tour. How are you feeling?
I just feel really down. 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.
Do you have to stop drinking?
I’ve already given up smoking. I drink wine and that’s it.
That is incredibly reassuring! Some people would rather die than clean up, but I'm glad Lemmy didn't choose that route. Overall, the entire interview has a lot of great comic one-liners from Lemmy including:
You once called your father a “nasty little weasel.” Did you ever reconcile with him?
No, he died nine years back. We didn’t run through the cornfields to each other in slow motion.
You don’t believe in God?
I believe I’ll have a drink.
Lemmy is God, according to the movie “Airheads,” right?
No, God is taller, and he dresses better. He lives in a Cape Cod cottage on the end of Rhode Island.
Check out the whole interview at the New York Times website.