Me­tal­lica lead singer en­ters re­hab; tour hit

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Global -

Me­tal­lica

says its front­man James Het­field has en­tered re­hab, and the band is can­celling its up­com­ing tour in Aus­tralia and New Zealand. Three of the band’s mem­bers tweeted on Fri­day an­nounc­ing the de­ci­sion and apol­o­gis­ing

to fans. The state­ment by drum­mer Lars Ul­rich, gui­tarist Kirk Ham­mett and bas­sist Rob Tru­jillo says any­one who pur­chased tick­ets will get re­funds. The state­ment says Het­field has strug­gled with ad­dic­tion for years. The state­ment didn’t elab­o­rate, but the mem­bers said they ap­pre­ci­ate fans’ sup­port of the 56-yearold Me­tal­lica co-founder.

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