WATCH: Metallica group hug on stage after James Hetfield opens up about insecurity

"I've gotta tell you I wasn't feeling very good before I came out here."
16 May 2022 7:41AM

This is bloody wholesome. 

Metallica's James Hetfield recieved a group hug from his bandmates on stage at a recent show in Brazil, after opening up about his insecurities.

At the show last Thursday (May 12), Hetfield took a moment to chat to the crowd about how he was feeling. He said:

"I've gotta tell you I wasn't feeling very good before I came out here. [I was] feeling a little bit insecure, like I'm an old guy, [I] can't play anymore — all this bullshit that I tell myself in my head.

"So I talked to these guys, and they helped me — as simple as that. They gave me a hug and said, 'Hey, if you're struggling onstage, we've got your back.' And I tell you, it means the world to me."

Bandmates Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo all ran up to Hetfield to give him a good ol' group hug onstage. The singer then added: 

"And seeing you out there, I… I am not alone. I am not alone, and neither are you."

Check out fan-captured-footage of the moment below.

We reckon this is a good reminder that no matter how metal you are, you're never too metal to hug your mates.

There's actually been a lot of wholesome metal news lately.