Metallica Guitarist Takes Tumble Onstage In Italy

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett slipped and fell during the band's concert on Wednesday night (May 8th) in Milan, Italy. The incident happened during the guitar solo in the song "Moth Into Flame." Hammett was soloing with his right foot on the guitar effects pedal board when he slipped and fell backwards, hitting the ground with his feet high above his head.

Luckily he appeared uninjured, laughing off the spill for a moment before picking himself up and continuing to play the track.

Immediately following the show, Hammett took to his Instagram to post video of his fall from two different angles, writing, "Ummm -- I slipped on my wet wah pedal. It rained so much I felt like I was playing guitar in the shower - #slipperywhenwet #wahwahwah #metallicafamily #Metinmilan @metallica"

Milan was the fourth gig of the spring/summer 2019 European leg of Metallica's "Worldwired" tour, which kicked off on May 1st in Lisbon, Portugal. The band has played more than 130 shows across the world since kicking off the tour in late 2016.