Metallica says its frontman James Hetfield has entered rehab, and the band is canceling its upcoming excursion in Australia and New Zealand.
3 of the heavy steel band’s contributors posted a observation on Twitter Friday saying the verdict and apologizing to enthusiasts. The observation by way of drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Rob Trujillo says somebody who bought tickets for the remainder display dates will obtain automated refunds.
The band were scheduled to play 5 Australian towns from Oct. 17-29, adopted by way of 4 presentations in New Zealand.
The observation says Hetfield has struggled with dependancy for years and has re-entered a remedy program. The observation did not elaborate, however the band’s contributors stated they recognize enthusiasts’ figuring out and toughen of the 56-year-old Metallica co-founder.