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Metallica exhibited the first show that their 2017 Denmark Tour, on Friday night. Due to James Hetfield’s unexpected illness, two songs were removed from the concert setlist.

According to Metallica’s manager, “Sad But True” and “Halo On Fire” were removed from the setlist because of James Hetfield’s illness.

During the concert, James Hetfield had a complaint about his illness. He said:

It’s not fair to you guys, man, you paid a lot of good money to come and see your favorite band, and we don’t sound good.

I’m gonna leave it up to you, man. Would you rather hear us sound better another time? I wanna stop. What do you say?”


After the 15,500-strong audience responded with a resounding “Yes!”, Hetfield added:

“Okay. You asked for it. All right. I’ll keep doing my best, all right? I appreciate you guys so much, man. Thank you for your support.”

Despite James Hetfield’s illness, he continued the concert and won the audience’s appreciation.