James Hetfield Of Metallica Is Back In Rehab

Metallica announced on their website Friday that they are cancelling the Australian and New Zealand leg of the WorldWired Tour 2018-19, so lead singer James Hetfield can return to rehab.

In a message titled, "A Note From Lars, Kirk, and Rob," they wrote:

"We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must postpone our upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand.

"As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years. He has now, unfortunately, had to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.

We fully intend to make our way to your part of the world as soon as health and schedule permit. We’ll let you know as soon as we can. Once again, we are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows. We appreciate your understanding and support for James and, as always, thank you for being a part of our Metallica family."

Hetfield entered rehab the first time back in 2001, citing "alcoholism and other addictions." At the time he even considered leaving Metallica.

Here's hoping James gets back on the road to recovery...



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