Metallica’s Hetfield Tumbles In Amsterdam

Metallica singer James Hetfield says he’s OK, but his ego is a bit bruised after falling on stage in the Netherlands.

James Hetfield of Metallica
AP Photo / Marco Ugarte
– James Hetfield of Metallica
James Hetfield and Metallica perform at Foro Sol in Mexico City March 5.

Fan video shows Hetfield walking into a hole created when part of the floor on the band’s custom stage was intentionally lowered as part of the Monday’s show. Hetfield fell face-first into the floor and his guitar. He remained motionless for several seconds until a pair of stagehands helped him up.

After the song was finished he told the crowd at the

In 1992, Hetfield suffered severe burns from onstage pyrotechnics during a show in Montreal.