WATCH: James Hetfield Stage Accident

September 6, 2017

USA Today

Metallica frontman James Hetfield accidentally fell into an open trap door in the stage during Metallica's concert at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on September 4th.

Hetfield was walking across the stage during a performance of "Now That We're Dead", when he walked into a hole that had just opened up on the stage floor where one of four rectangular percussion tables would soon appear.

Crew members quickly helped Hetfield return to the center stage as the he barely missed a beat.  "Is everybody ok?" he asked the crowd after the stumble. "Yes, I'm ok. My ego, not so much. But we're fine. Hurt my feelings, maybe, a little bit."