The former percussionist of Slipknot, Chris Fehn, has posted a rare black-white photo of Black Sabbath’s legendary drummer, Bill Ward, via his official Instagram account and penned down a special message for Bill.

On social media, Chris Fehn wrote a meaningful message to celebrate Bill Ward’s 72nd birthday. Also, the percussionist paid his respect to his close friend by writing a few kind words in the open letter.

Here’s what Chris Fehn wrote for Bill Ward’s birthday:

“Happy birthday to my friend Bill.

I’m truly blessed to have you in my life. Thank you for your friendship, and the music you’ve created over the years. I love you.

@billwarddrummer #blacksabbath #bwb #dayoferrors.”

A fan named Michelle commented:

“Happy Birthday.”

Another fan named Diogo celebrated his birthday with this comment:

“Happy Birthday, Bill.”

You can see the Instagram post of him right below.