James Hetfield has received a number of public messages of support from fans and musicians alike as news of him re-entering rehab was announced last week, and now Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has joined in offering up some kind words.

Iommi shared in a Facebook post, “My best out to James Hetfield. You’ve done the right thing seeking help – I’m thinking of you my friend and wishing you all the very best on your recovery. Looking forward to seeing you back at your best very soon. Your pal, Tony”

Last Friday (September 27), Metallica announced they would be postponing their upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand so Hetfield could receive addiction treatment. In their statement, the band said, “We fully intend to make our way to your part of the world as soon as health and schedule permit. We’ll let you know as soon as we can. Once again, we are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who travel great distances to experience our shows. We appreciate your understanding and support for James and, as always, thank you for being a part of our Metallica family.”


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