Speaking in an interview with Clique, James Hetfield spoke about the existence of a higher power. He says:

I believe in a higher power, yes. I don’t know… he, she, it… whatever… I see it everywhere. It is everything to me. And if I choose to see it, it makes me feel better. If I think I can do better [laughs], it never works. [Laughs]”

He also talked about how the “higher power” protected him. He said:

“I believe so. I believe that a higher power, whatever it may be… Sometimes I think it’s… ‘Oh, it’s my father coming back to help me,’ or my mother, or somebody, or Cliff. It’s all one anyway.

So if I choose to see it… It shows up in my wife a lot. She will say, ‘What are you doing? Don’t do that.’ That used to make me angry. ‘Don’t tell me what to do.’ But, okay, I understand that something is here helping me. Something is saying… If I choose to hear it, then I choose to hear it. Sometimes I don’t. But it’s everywhere.”

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