As announced last week, Metallica axeman James Hetfield reentered rehab to fight alcohol issues.
Recently Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi reached out to James and shared a message.
Tony Iommi wrote:
“My best out to James Hetfield. You’ve done the right thing seeking help – I’m thinking of you my friend and wishing you all the very best on your recovery. Looking forward to seeing you back at your best very soon. Your pal Tony.”
Other musicians who have worked with James, said:
“James Hetfield has been a friend of mine long before Metallica. I always looked up to him as a musician even when we were in high school.
“If he needs anything, he has my number. I have been sober for two years. It’s not easy. I’m with you big guy.”
During the recording of St. Anger in 2001, James went into rehab to address his alcohol usage. He rejoined the band after almost 8 months in rehab and four months recovering with his family. Since then James is clean and sober and was planning to remain so, all of which is featured in Some Kind of Monster. Sadly James couldn’t control it after 18 years. We hope James fights it hard and come back sober and clean.