Metallica frontman James Hetfield had a frightful accident during the concert in Amsterdam in the past days (September 5). He fell into one of the holes on stage.
Metallica was performing the sixth song of its set, “Now That We’re Dead”, at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam when Hetfield apparently took a wrong step and fell into a small hole on the stage that had just opened up (and from where one of four rectangular percussion tables was supposed to come up).
Within seconds, a couple of crew members came over to help the frontman get back on his feet as bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett looked on with obvious concern. After Hetfield was lifted back on stage, he continued playing the track while grimacing in pain.
“Is everybody okay?” Hetfield asked the crowd after falling over. “Yes, I’m okay. My ego, not so much. But we’re fine. Hurt my feelings a little bit.”