Metallica Postpones Concert Over Poor Health Of James Hetfield

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Copenhagen fans that were planning to see Metallica on Sunday will now have to wait till September to see them. This comes after James Hetfield apologised to the crowd at the Friday (Feb 3rd) show over his poor health and inability to perform.

The band have been updating fans via their Facebook page on any developments on Hetfield’s health and eventually have been forced to release a statement on Saturday announcing the cancellation. “We’re very disappointed to have to share with you that unfortunately as Saturday has progressed, James’ health, and specifically his throat, is not improving and he is under strict doctor’s orders to not sing one single note. So sadly we have to report that we will be postponing tomorrow’s show at the Royal Arena until September 2, 2017”

Sunday nights’ show was the second of four dates that have been scheduled for this week. The statement came following their first concert on the Friday where Hetfield interrupted the gig to apologise to fans for what he felt was a poor performance due to his ill health. He offered to end the gig early and promised to come back again so the fans could get the quality of show he felt they deserved.

Despite this the crowd encouraged him to keep on playing and the band continued out the remainder of their 16 song set. Hetfield then went on to thanks their fans for their support “I’ll keep doing my best, all right? I appreciate you guys so much man, thank you for supporting.”

The band have stated that they will honour tickets for the postponed show when they return in September, but they have also encouraged fans to see if they can get replacement tickets for the remainder of shows the band is still intending on playing at the venue. And for those unable to attend one of the other dates, refunds will be available through March 1st.

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