Metallica lead singer enters rehab; tour hit
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.