One of the most followed Instagram fan pages of Metallica’s legendary frontman James Hetfield has compared the two outlooks of him, one of them belongs to the time before going into rehab and the other one is taken after he got out.

As you know, the iconic musician went into rehab in 2019. Announced on the official website of the band, it was stated that James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years. Unfortunately, he had to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.

Metallica had to postpone their tour of Australia and New Zealand back then and said that, as soon as health and schedule permit, they intend to come back. As Hetfield completed the process of the treatment, he made his first public appearance in January this year by opening his classic car exhibition in Los Angeles.

The fans of Hetfield, who keep supporting him during these tough times, have been arguing about his health status that can be clearly observed in his outlook. It has been displayed recently by one of the fan pages of James Hetfield that he looks older and overweight before going into rehab.

Comparing his looks on stage in 2019 and 2020, the majority of his fans agreed that alcoholism and addiction caused great damage to his body. Most of the comments in the post remarked that rehab has been so useful for him by making him a younger and healthier person.

Here is what was said in the caption of the fan page’s post:

“James at the last show of 2019 before rehab and James at the first show in 2020 after rehab.”

A fan, whose name is Christian commented as:

“He honestly looks a little bitt slimmer, and he definitely looks healthier, happier and even younger! ❤️❤️🤘🏽”

Another fan wanted to emphasize the effects of addiction on him and said:

“Photo evidence of alcoholism’s physical damage. Happy for this fella. He’s a constant inspiration.”

A fan, whose name is Laura, also pointed out the fact that James looks younger now and said:

“He looks healthier and about 10 years younger. Whatever he is doing, I hope he keeps it up!!”

You can see the post below.