The official and verified Instagram account of Metallica has shared an important announcement about the coronavirus outbreak which is the biggest problem of the world right now.

As you might already know, COVID-19 is one of the most dangerous diseases that humankind has ever witnessed in this century. So far, over 1.3M coronavirus cases have confirmed by the authorities and still rising.

Today, Metallica has made an unexpected statement on Instagram and announced an important donation campaign for reaching the people who need help during the coronavirus outbreak.

Also, they have pledged $50,000 to the organization’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program to assist bartenders, barbacks, and bar servers in need of financial assistance with the band’s own whiskey brand, Blackened.

Here’s the statement of the band:

“We would like to acknowledge those whose livelihoods have been affected by the necessary stay-at-home measures, particularly those in the restaurant and bar industry who make our business possible. Your hardships are felt throughout the community, and we want to let you know that the Blackened family stands beside you.

The outpouring of support from loyal patrons and fellow spirits brands is nothing short of inspiring. Therefore, in addition to the all Withing My Hands Foundation’s pledge of over 350.00 dollars to four charities supporting those hit hard by COVID-19, Blackened is donating 100% of its profits from all online sales through May 1 to the United States Bartender’s Guild Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. We look forward to joining you in your establishments when this is cover.

We’re confident that together, in community, we will persevere. Stay Home. Stay Home.”

You can see the Instagram Stories right below.

Photo Credit: Metallica -Instagram Account