Lemmy Kilmister Heroin Warning Revealed 22 Years Later


(TeamRock Radio) A former Metal Hammer journalist has revealed a personal message from Motorhead icon Lemmy Kilmister written 22 years ago, when he responded to an article she wrote about the dangers of heroin.

Pippa Lang contributed a piece to Metal Hammer in 1994, which resulted in Lemmy sending a handwritten fax containing his own thoughts on the matter.

She tells MetalTalk: "I wrote about the horrible consequences of taking the most heinous drug in the world - the junkie's devolution into a social pariah as smack dominates his life above anything or anyone else."

Adding that rediscovering the message "reduced her to tears," she continues: "I want to share Lemmy's letter with you, and I know he would approve." Lemmy wrote: "Congratulations on your diatribe against heroin. I've been saying the same thing for 20 bloody years, but they always know better, and they always snort it, not shoot it, and they always only do it at the weekend, and they always look at you with their stupid-cunning pinhead eyes and smirk - and they always die in a pool of their own blood with embolisms behind their knees, and they always break your f***ing heart.

"It's the most vile f***ing drug in the world. And these f***ing writers still glamourise it, and I don't know why. Why is it romantic to turn into a cringing little sh*thead with unhealed sores all over your body, unwashed and stinking with a three-week-old needle and your teeth falling out?" Read more here.

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