Sabbath's Iommi offers support to Metallica's Hetfield

Black Sabbath icon Tony Iommi has taken to social media to commend Metallica frontman James Hetfield’s decision to seek treatment for his substance abuse issues.

Four days after the band announced they’d be canceling their scheduled tour dates in Austrailia and New Zealand , Iommi says, "My best out to James Hetfield. You've done the right thing seeking help — I’m thinking of you my friend and wishing you all the very best on your recovery. Looking forward to seeing you back at your best very soon. Your pal Tony"

The 56-year-old Hetfield has long been transparent about his addiction and alcoholism. His struggles were detailed in the 2004 documentary "Some Kind Of Monster". The legendary guitarist made the comment four days after METALLICA's tour of Australia and New Zealand was called off so that Hetfield could enter rehab to battle his addictions.