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Metallica Frontman James Hetfield Taken To Hospital In Sweden

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Metallica has been forced to cancel their show in Stockholm, Sweden tonight after frontman James Hetfield was taken to hospital with an illness. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Tonight's second show in Stockholm has been cancelled due to James falling ill and receiving medical attention at the hospital. The show WILL be rescheduled sometime this spring, so keep watching this space for more details. We apologize to all our fans who have travelled from near and far and we look forward to coming back soon."

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1. wilco writes:

all the best james


were are ya branded

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RIFF-MASTER writes:

Get well man...

\m/ "Motorbreath" by Metallica \m/

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

Lol when I was posting this all I could think of was "Branded is gonna really hate me for posting another Metallica story!"

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ZT* writes:

"Branded is gonna really hate me for posting another Metallica story!"

Oh who gives a f***.

Get well soon, Jimbo!

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Dark_Funeral writes:

Someone punched Hetfield in his ego again? ohh nooo

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

well, dam u oz. i said i wasnt gonna post anything until some1 says my name...dam u....

well here goes just for oz....james, stop crying wolf for your old age and loss of voice....

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Diamond Oz writes:

There we go. Cheers Branded, proves I'm not a liar at least!

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 8:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. cryptopsy writes:

i some what agree wit brandon but only on the fact that he is gettin old and doesnt have the vocals he once had, i saw a live show of him recently and he didnt do justice to any of the songs his voice was weaker and he didnt hit the notes he once did

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. cryptopsy writes:

ahh its branded not brandon hahaha

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 8:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brandedcfh420 writes:

on a serious note, if he is trully sick, then get well soon...

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RememberMetal? writes:

Get well James....Hope its nothing over-the-top serious.

Now Playing: Year of No Light - "Prosodia"

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. InfernoNecrosis writes:

Hope he gets better!

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. btbamfav20 writes:

got raped in the a$$ too hard again i see... lol

Now listening to: Amoeba - Origin

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. DeathInEye writes:

Heh, knowing your hatred for these guys Branded, post 10 sounds more like a joke than post 6.

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

naw, i know sometimes serious illnesses can strike out of nowhere. but take however ya want....

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. DeathInEye writes:

I'm sure you were serious in post 10. I mean no disrespect. I was simply pointing out some irony. =)

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. brandedcfh420 writes:

o right-o.....

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 10:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. AusThrasher writes:

Too many drugs lol

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Dee writes:

Awwwwwww man. That's 2 shi**y. Get well soon boo!!!!!!

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. murder667 writes:

he got drunk again!!! lol

nah for real get well james

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 2:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Dave mustaine writes:

Getwell soon brother!!
James Hetfield Is METALLICA!!!!

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 5:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. wilco writes:

branded you are way to kind this time
whats going on

metallica battery

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 6:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Slayer writes:

Yeah branded what happend ????? i thought you hated metal ??? don't come crawling back!

KILL EM' ALL = The Best Thrash Album Ever In History
MASTER OF PUPPETS = The Best Heavy Album Ever In History Nothing Could Top It

Fade To Black, Sanitarium, One, Unforgiven = The Best Ballard Songs Ever

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 6:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Megadeth writes:

You are right!! I Agree!

Fade To Black the Best Ballard Song Ever!
Kill em' All The Best Thrash
Master Of Puppets The Best Heavy

Metallica RULEZ!! THANK YOU JAMES AND THE PEEPS FOR PLAYING THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC!

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 6:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Pedja writes:

Get well James!

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 7:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. brandedcfh420 writes:

well, i guess i had some moment of insanity come over me slayer. wtf? guess i need my meds now...i just has the flu and was laid up for a week. dam bug goin around over here. so if he is really sick, then get well soon.

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Netromancer writes:

Ballard.

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 9:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. kurt writes:

I think there is a virus in belgium @ sportpaleis. AC/DC cancelt a show because the singer was ill and 3 days later Metallica played in belgium and now is james ill :(

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. dark666rage writes:

musta drank some contaminated beer...lol. Get well James!!!

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Blindgreed1 writes:

Netro: Lol.

branded: You need to get back on your chamomile meds. I'm starting to worry about you.

NP: Omerta - LOG

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 11:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Lordassenfrothalator writes:

Gaymes Hatfield is sick? what a bummer, with out him who will suck lars weiner on stage?

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. brandedcfh420 writes:

yo bg1, how ya been?

wuhahahahahaha @ lordassens post

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Blindgreed1 writes:

branded: Not too bad brother. It sounds as though you've been under the weather though. There is a heavy duty bug going around here too. I've been lucky enough to avoid it so far *knocks on wood*

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. americanpatriot1 writes:

What's up Blind? I'm back on all fronts brother.

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Blindgreed1 writes:

AP1: I noticed that. Good to see you back man.

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 2:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. wilco writes:

same think on island evrybody is sick my girl friend sick a$$ a dogg
try to avoid to get sick by drinking jagermeister well dont know if it helps but it taste good

yeah did not think about that ac/dc and metallica same building so could be related or that nasty belguim beer

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 7:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Zooluke writes:

.Im new here! I dont know if my post went through last night so i will ask again, doesnt anyone find it a bit spooky that james got ill where cliff died. Mabey james had a physical bad memory moment that made him sick? I am just throwing this out there.

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Zooluke writes:

Anyway, stay healthy james and crew! Oh and, DEATH MAGNETIC RULES! \m/

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 11:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Diamond Oz writes:

More of a coincidence really but interesting thought.

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 12:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. MEGADETH writes:

METALLICA f***ING RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. IWrestledABearOnce writes:

How can you make your s/n MEGADETH and like Metallica that much? You're pathetic.

lol jp

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Netromancer writes:

He's better now.

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. DarkXmaster writes:

now if this wasv dave mustaine you guys would be like "stfu dave quit complaining and writing love letters to us". If this was lars you guys would say "i hope this troll dies"

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 9:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Netromancer writes:

There's alot of folks saying "Get well" who are not Metallica fans on this thread. So I'd be inclined to disagree. Disliking someone's music doesn't mean wishing illness on them.

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 9:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. IWrestledABearOnce writes:

good point Necro

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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