Wednesday, March 6, 2002 @ 2:36 PM
James' Recovery Creates Soul S
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James Hetfield gave a handwritten update to Metallica.com yesterday indicating his well being and personal soul searching during his recovery from his demons.
James says, "James Here!! Alive and getting well, Wow where do I start, Recovery is the most difficult and challenging thing I've ever attempted (along with parenting). I feel I have so much to say. I feel I've been away a lifetime...in a way I have."
Continuing, James goes on to say, "My rough road has become smoother reading the show of support from the friends I've met through Metallica. I've not seen nor felt such potent real heart connecting words put together as these. Thank you. They move me deeply.
"My music and lyrix have always been a therapy for me, without this god given gift I don't know where I'd be. And now I truly feel the impact and connection it's made with others. Struggle to Struggle. Pain to Pain. Human to Human, not idol to fan, fan to idol. Clarity has put me in a humble and serene place to receive this connection in return and feel it helping heal me.
"Every breath I take becomes deeper and more confident of myself without my crutches. The lies I've filled my body and soul with aren't needed anymore. They're not welcome. I choose to live, not just exist.
"I miss you all so much and I an awaiting the time this deeper connection I feel to you will be in person.
Love and respect,