James Hetfield of Metallica has re-entered rehab, forcing the band to postpone a tour in Australia, New Zealand, and all appearances through the end of 2019. The next scheduled Metallica show is a March 28th benefit in San Fransico. The band has not stated what substance(s) James was abusing though it is widely believed to be alcohol.
A statement on the band website read…
“As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years. He has now, unfortunately, had to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.”https://www.metallica.com/news/2019-09-27-a-note-from-lars-kirk-and-rob.html
There has been an outpouring of support for James on social media wish him well in his latest round of recovery.