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& # 39; We are destroyed & # 39 ;: Metallica cancels their Australian tour after lead singer James Hetfield (photo) has been admitted to rehabilitation for & # 39; addiction care & # 39;

& # 39; We are destroyed & # 39 ;: Metallica cancels their Australian tour after lead singer James Hetfield has been admitted to rehabilitation for & # 39;

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They would bring their WorldWired Tour with Slipknot to the coast of Australia and New Zealand in October.

But on Saturday, Metallica announced the tour was canceled because lead singer James Hetfield, 56, had re-entered rehab for his & # 39; addiction & # 39; to treat.

Guitarist on Instagram brought guitarist Kirk Hammett, drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo a heartbreaking statement about their & # 39; brother & # 39 ;.

& # 39; We are destroyed & # 39 ;: Metallica cancels their Australian tour after lead singer James Hetfield (photo) has been admitted to rehabilitation for & # 39; addiction care & # 39;

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& # 39; We are destroyed & # 39 ;: Metallica cancels their Australian tour after lead singer James Hetfield (photo) has been admitted to rehabilitation for & # 39; addiction care & # 39;

Triest: guitarist Kirk Hammett, drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo have a heartbreaking statement about their band & # 39; brother & # 39; released. From left to right: James, Kirk, Lars and Robert

Triest: guitarist Kirk Hammett, drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo have a heartbreaking statement about their band & # 39; brother & # 39; released. From left to right: James, Kirk, Lars and Robert

Triest: guitarist Kirk Hammett, drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo have a heartbreaking statement about their band & # 39; brother & # 39; released. From left to right: James, Kirk, Lars and Robert

& # 39; We are really sorry to inform our fans and friends that we have to postpone our upcoming tour through Australia and New Zealand & # 39 ;, the statement began.

& # 39; As most of you probably know, our brother James (Hetfield) has been struggling with addiction for years. Unfortunately, he has now had to start a treatment program again to work on his recovery.

& # 39; We are fully committed to finding our way to your part of the world as soon as health and schedule allow. We will let you know as soon as possible. & # 39;

Too bad: & # 39; Our brother James (Hetfield) has been struggling with addiction on and off for years. Unfortunately, he now has to restart a treatment program to work on his recovery again & # 39 ;, was the statement. James is pictured with Kirk (left)

Too bad: & # 39; Our brother James (Hetfield) has been struggling with addiction on and off for years. Unfortunately, he now has to restart a treatment program to work on his recovery again & # 39 ;, was the statement. James is pictured with Kirk (left)

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Too bad: & # 39; Our brother James (Hetfield) has been struggling with addiction on and off for years. Unfortunately, he now has to restart a treatment program to work on his recovery again & # 39 ;, was the statement. James is pictured with Kirk (left)

The tour has been postponed indefinitely because it is unknown when James will be released from rehabilitation.

In the meantime, ticket holders are entitled to a full refund of their purchases.

The band's final statement was: & # 39; We are devastated that we have harassed so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows.

& # 39; We appreciate your understanding and support for James and, as always, thank you for participating in our Metallica family. & # 39;

Expected: The band would return to the Australian coast for the first time in six years after they had recently completed the European stage of the tour. James is pictured in Twickenham, UK
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Expected: The band would return to the Australian coast for the first time in six years after they had recently completed the European stage of the tour. James is pictured in Twickenham, UK

Expected: The band would return to the Australian coast for the first time in six years after they had recently completed the European stage of the tour. James is pictured in Twickenham, UK

The band would return to the Australian coast for the first time in six years after they had recently completed the American and European legs of the tour.

It is unclear for which & # 39; addiction & # 39; James is being treated, but he went to rehabilitation earlier in July 2001 to treat an alcohol problem, according to NME.

The singer became sober in 2002 and abstained from alcohol, cigarettes and all other forms of drugs.

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In 2016, the married father of three podcaster told Joe Rogan that the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčlosing his family scared him the most on his journey to austerity.

History: It is unclear for which & # 39; addiction & # 39; James is being treated, but he went to rehab earlier in July 2001 to treat an alcohol problem, according to NME. Pictured with Lars (right)

History: It is unclear for which & # 39; addiction & # 39; James is being treated, but he went to rehab earlier in July 2001 to treat an alcohol problem, according to NME. Pictured with Lars (right)

History: It is unclear for which & # 39; addiction & # 39; James is being treated, but he went to rehab earlier in July 2001 to treat an alcohol problem, according to NME. Pictured with Lars (right)

The full explanation of Lars, Kirk and Robert

The full explanation of Lars, Kirk and Robert

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The full explanation of Lars, Kirk and Robert

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