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Metallica: Entzug von James Hetfield resultiert in zwei neuen Absagen

Seine Gesundheit habe Priorität.

VON AM 26/02/2020

Obwohl es Metallica-Frontmann James Hetfield nach seinem Alkoholentzug besser zu gehen scheint, ist er wohl noch nicht ganz „über den Berg“. Zwar absolvierte er bereits zwei öffentliche Auftritte, zwei Auftritte der Band wurden jetzt dennoch wieder abgesagt.

Eigentlich sollten Hetfield und Co. im Mai und September beim Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio sowie dem Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky auftreten. Da sich der Sänger aber weiter auf seinen Entzug und seine Gesundheit fokussieren will, sagte die Band den Auftritt jetzt ab.

An den betreffenden Wochenenden stünden demnach wichtige Genesungsmaßnahmen auf dem Plan, die nicht verschoben werden können.

Metallica sagen Auftritt beim Louder Than Life Festival ab

Hetfield veröffentlichte dazu folgendes Statement:

„[…] It pains me to write this, but I have to let all of you know that I cannot make it to Sonic Temple in Columbus and Louder Than Life in Louisville this year. As part of my continuing effort to get and stay healthy, I have critical recovery events on those weekends that cannot be moved.

I apologize to all of our fans who have bought tickets for these festivals. […]

The reality is that I have not prioritized my health in the past year of touring and I now know that my mental health comes first. That might sound like a no-brainer for most of you but I didn’t want to let the Metallica team/family down and, I alone, completely compromised myself.

Looking on the brighter side, my therapy is going well. It was absolutely necessary for me to look after my mental, physical, and spiritual health.

I want to stress that the band will play all other announced 2020 shows.

I am looking forward to getting back to playing and seeing all our great South American fans in April. And, of course, playing Epicenter in Charlotte, Welcome to Rockville in Daytona and Aftershock in Sacramento. We will still play two unique sets at each of these festivals.

Beyond 2020, I am optimistic about the blessings I have been given and what the future brings. I appreciate all the great prayers and support from everyone since I went into rehab last September. Like the moth into the flame, being human in this career has its huge challenges and can be difficult. Your understanding helps the healing. […]“

Das ausführliche Statement findet ihr im weiter unten eingebetteten Instagram-Post. Schön zu hören, dass es ihm trotz allem besser geht.

Im September vergangenen Jahres mussten Metallica die Tour durch Australien mit Slipknot absagen, da Hetfield sich in die Entzugsklinik begab. Vor kurzem stand er erstmals nach seinem Aufenthalt in der Klinik wieder auf der Bühne.

Statt Metallica werden jetzt übrigens die Red Hot Chili Peppers und Tool auf dem Louder Than Life Festival zu sehen sein. Auch wenn Fans der Band natürlich enttäuscht sein werden, ist das doch ein recht adäquater Ersatz, oder?

Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an

Dear Metallica Family, ・・・ It pains me to write this, but I have to let all of you know that I cannot make it to @SonicTempleFestival in Columbus and @LouderThanLifeFest in Louisville this year. As part of my continuing effort to get and stay healthy, I have critical recovery events on those weekends that cannot be moved. I apologize to all of our fans who have bought tickets for these festivals. We are working with the festival promoters to provide for refunds or exchanges. My intent with this statement is saying “I apologize” to each one of you. The reality is that I have not prioritized my health in the past year of touring and I now know that my mental health comes first. That might sound like a no-brainer for most of you but I didn’t want to let the Metallica team/family down and, I alone, completely compromised myself. ・・・ Looking on the brighter side, my therapy is going well. It was absolutely necessary for me to look after my mental, physical, and spiritual health. ・・・ I want to stress that the band will play all other announced 2020 shows. ・・・ I am looking forward to getting back to playing and seeing all our great South American fans in April. And, of course, playing the Epicenter in Charlotte, Welcome to Rockville, in Daytona and Aftershock in Sacramento. We will still play two unique sets at each of these festivals. ・・・ Beyond 2020, I am optimistic about the blessings I have been given and what the future brings. I appreciate all the great prayers and support from everyone since I went into rehab last September. Like the moth into the flame, being human in this career has its huge challenges and can be difficult. Your understanding helps the healing. ・・・ – James

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Foto: Metallica / YouTube: „The God That Failed (Gothenburg, Sweden – July 9, 2019)“

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