Metallica - James Hetfield Hospitalazed, Show Re-Scheduled

Metallica's second Stockholm show at March 8th has been cancelled due to James Hetfield falling ill and receiving medical attention at the hospital. The show will be re-scheduled for May 4, 2009.

A message from Hetfield reads as follows:

"James here, alive, at about 80% but getting better. I want to say sorry for missing the second Stockholm gig on Sunday due to illness. The cause/diagnosis at the hospital was narrowed down to either a 24hr virus or a bad oyster... yes, hate to admit, an oyster could have taken me down.

I acknowledge and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused fans who had travelled near and far for the show. I had done everything possible to make it, and was at the point of falling if I stood up. On a lighter note since my illness, the support band 'Swedish Oyster Cult' will be thrown off the tour."

In the meantime the band posted the following statement:

"Oysters be damned, we're coming back to Stockholm, Sweden! Those of you who were at Globen on Sunday, March 8 know that unfortunately James was ill that day and we were unable to perform. That show has now been re-scheduled for May 4, so hold on to your tickets and we're hoping that you can make it back... we'll be there!

The ticket that you have for the show originally planned for Sunday will be your entry to the Globen for the May 4th show. If for some reason you cannot join us on that day, please visit the place you purchased the tickets for a full refund.

Again, our sincere apologies to all of you who traveled from near and far to Stockholm. As a minor token of our appreciation, and hopefully to make up for some of your inconvenience, everyone who goes to the May 4 show will receive a free download of that night's show at As you enter the arena that night, you'll be handed a card with instructions on how to get your free mp3 of the show."

Band profile: Metallica
Event: Metallica: World Magnetic - More European Style Tour
Posted: 13.03.2009 by Bad English


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13.03.2009 - 11:19
No need to make such a big fuss about it.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
13.03.2009 - 11:36
Seeker of Truth
Written by BloodTears on 13.03.2009 at 11:19

No need to make such a big fuss about it.

that's what I've been thinking too. I didn't think there would be news about this on MS.
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13.03.2009 - 12:30
"yes, hate to admit, an oyster could have taken me down." <- LOL
Games don't make people violent, lag does.
13.03.2009 - 13:06
Heaven Knight
Blue oyster cult strikes back
So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again

13.03.2009 - 14:08
Oysters are the shit Too bad for the fans though

Dreams are made so we don't get bored when we sleep
13.03.2009 - 15:12
I was at that gig, people were crying and screaming when Kirk, Lars and Robert came on stage and told the bad news.
I thought James had taken some kind of overdose, but apparently not
13.03.2009 - 16:28
I think they posted it to inform people of when the rescheduled date was, as well as the free download that they can get, to make up for the postponement. That seems pretty newsworthy to me.
13.03.2009 - 17:36
I R Serious Cat
Poor James beat down by an oister
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13.03.2009 - 19:05
blizzard tyrant
Free download of the show...hey that's great!...oyster LOL
metallica will never let us down! m/
13.03.2009 - 22:05
Was there....fuck it.
15.03.2009 - 12:45
LeChron James
Put a quarter in ya ass cuz ya PLAYED yaself hetfield
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