Motorhead's Phil Campbell Missed Lemmy's Funeral For Medical Reasons

(hennemusic) Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell and former axeman Fast Eddie Clarke were unable to attend Lemmy's funeral in Hollywood this past Saturday, and the pair have explained their absence to fans via their social media outlets.

"Amazing service for Lem the other day, everyone there spoke beautifully," writes Campbell in a series of tweets. "I really wanted to attend but I wasn't able to make it.

"Unfortunately, I was advised on doctor's orders not to fly on such a long haul flight due to my recent hospitalization. I'm doing well though and I managed to watch the whole service via the online stream, so thanks to the Motorhead team for organizing that."

A band member since 1984, Campbell was hospitalized for an unspecified condition in late November, prompting the cancellation of sold-out 40th anniversary tour shows in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany and Aarhus, Denmark.

Former Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke - a member from 1976 to 1982 - updated fans on his absence via his Facebook page. "I have been a bit quiet lately," explains Clarke. "I was unable to get a visa to go to Lemmy's funeral. I have past sins, which means it takes longer for me to get a visa and with being Christmas, there wasn't enough time.

"I watched it online last night. I thought everyone did very well. Todd did an amazing job as compere. I thought his son Paul spoke magnificently and Mikkey Dee followed up well." Read more here.

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