METALLICA Issues Statement About Kicked Kid
- Posted on November 18, 2010
By now you guys have seen the video of Kirk Hammett kicking a beach into a kid right? No, well then do it! The internet can't shut up about it. So much so, that Metallica felt it was necessary to release an official statement on the matter:
“In the whacky world of rock’n'roll, sometimes stuff happens which looks even weirder than it really is! And with context being vital in these situations, we just wanted to address something which happened on the tour the other night regarding a large beachball, a band member’s foot and a little girl. Some of you will have seen on Youtube (or read in some reports) that Kirk knocked a small child offstage by kicking a beachball at her. That little lady is the daughter of the stage manager and dressing coordinator, who are fortunate to travel as a family on this tour. She was thoroughly enjoying watching the beachballs drop from the rafters, Kirk was thoroughly enjoying kicking the beachballs off the stage and back into the crowd as has been done every night on the tour, and neither of them saw the other. The poor wee one happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. She wasn’t hurt. She didn’t go ‘flying several feet into the audience.’ And Kirk and she remain good buddies. It’s very cool that everyone showed concern and support though, so we just wanted to say ‘it’s all good’ and thanks for asking.”
Didn't we already know the child is alright? But, ok, we understand. This settles everything. It wasn't James Hetfield's kid as some rumors suggested, and it wasn't even that big of a deal. As you can see by the photo to the right, Kirk and the young girl are still pals It just looked really funny, especially with cartoon sound effects.