(Source: Lemmy the autobiography-White line fever)
"Around 1980, I decided to have my blood changed - you know, the same process Keith Richards is rumoured to have gone through. It is a good idea, logically, because instantly you get untainted, fresh blood and your body doesn't have to go through all the stress of detoxing. So my manager and I went to the doctor, who took some blood tests and came back with the bad news.
'I've got to tell you this,' he said. 'Pure blood will kill you.'
'You don't have human blood anymore. You can't give blood either. Forget it, you'd kill the average person because you're so toxic.'
In other words, what's normal for me is deadly to another human - and what's normal for other humans is deadly to me, which is okay with me. I suppose that means I've made medical history of some sort."