Metallica Cancels Tour, Announces Frontman James Hetfield Is Going Back To Rehab

Tough news for their fans down under, but ultimately, Metallica is doing the right thing here.

The high-profile hard rock band has decided to cancel their upcoming tour through Australia and New Zealand, after they announced on Friday night that frontman James Hetfield (pictured above) is going back to rehab. The band didn’t want to go forth without him, and so they’ll stand behind the lead singer and guitarist as he hopefully gets clean.

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In a statement published to the group’s website on Friday afternoon, band members Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo said:

“We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must postpone our upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for…