Motörhead frontman Lemmy has switched from whiskey to vodka for health reasons

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Lemmy, the grizzled perpetual badass who fronts metal icons Motörhead, has seen healthier days. His band was forced to cancel a few shows earlier this year when the nearly 70-year-old rocker was stricken with gastric distress and dehydration, and he now walks with a the aid of a stick because “my legs are fucked.” He also suffers from diabetes, but he’s found an interesting way to combat the illness; instead of his usual Jack Daniels and coke, Lemmy has switched to vodka and orange juice in order to stay healthy.

“I like orange juice better,” he told The Guardian in a recent interview. “So, Coca-Cola can fuck off.”

Now, yes, his assistant has apparently warned him that a sugary fruit drink mixed with alcohol might not really be better than a sugary soda mixed with alcohol, but he’s fucking Lemmy. He’s also cut down his smoking habit to…

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