Metallica frontman James Hetfield says he is "skeptical" about the COVID-19 vaccination and hopes it won't go to vaccine passports
Rock Icon, Metallica frontman, James Hetfield said during his appearance on the Fierce Life podcast that he is “skeptical” about the COVID-19 vaccine and hopes that it would not come to the vaccine passports mandatory.
When the rocker was asked about whether Metallica was going on tour in the soon lifting of the COVID-19 restriction, Hetfiled said he wasn’t sure about that and added that he’s skeptical to take the COVID shots.
“I have no clue. It’s not up to me. It really is up to the safety of everyone — not just the fans, but the crew and us. I’m not sure what that means in the future as far as vaccines,” Hetfield said. “I’m a little skeptical of getting the vaccine, but it seems to be rolling out and people are getting it and I’ve got lots of friends that have done it. I’m not totally sure about it.”
All true Metallica fans know that James’s mother was a highly religious person and denied any medical interference to a body due to her Christian belief so James himself had the same background and never had been vaccinated as a kid. But despite that he had been vaccinated when he was going to safari in Africa.
We got vaccinated to go to Africa, so it’s not like I’ve never been vaccinated before,” he added. “But as a kid, I never got vaccinations ’cause of our religion [Christian Science]. So that was the only time I got one — when we were going on safari in Africa.”
However, the singer said he hesitant to get the COVID jabs and pointed out the concerns of the government’s attempts to introduce vaccine passports.
“But I hope it doesn’t come to a point where you have to have that COVID stamp in your passport or something to go everywhere,” Hetfield said. “But if it comes down to that, then I’ll make a decision then.”