Tony Iommi Releases Message in Support of James Hetfield
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi is the latest notable metal musician to release a statement in support of James Hetfield. The Metallica frontman, whose struggles with alcohol abuse were famously documented in Some Kind of Monster, re-entered rehab last week, leading to the cancellation of an upcoming Metallica/Slipknot tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Writing on Facebook, Iommi says:
“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.
Previously, both Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe also released messages of encouragement for Hetfield, crediting the guitarist/vocalist with helping him to stop drinking.