As we reported, Metallica’s legendary frontman, James Hetfield is struggling with alcohol addiction for a while.

Iconic drummer of the band, Lars Ulrich had a new interview with USA Today to reveal the latest health status of Papa Het.

Here is what Lars said to USA Today:

“He’s doing what he needs to; he’s in the process of healing himself. I feel bad for everybody down in Australia and New Zealand, but we’re excited to get back to full force and come back stronger and healthier than ever.

Along the way, there’s obviously an occasional bump in the road. But it’s been an incredible ride, and we’re looking forward to getting back down there, hopefully next year.”

USA Today asked:

“James has been vocal about his struggles with addiction and sobriety, through the years. Were you surprised when he told you about his decision to return, or how did you react?”

Lars Ulrich responded:

“I don’t have anything more to add – we put out a statement a week ago. I think the biggest surprise is just how positive the feedback has been from our fans and friends and peers alike.

It’s very heartwarming, and it’s just blown our minds how much love and appreciation and support we’ve gotten in the last week since we had to postpone this. It’s an incredible thing.”

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You can watch some of the recent interviews with James Hetfield here.