Although he has a busy schedule promoting Metallica‘s new album, ’72 Seasons,’ lead vocalist James Hetfield seemed recently to find the time for a personal act of goodwill. As reported by Vail Daily, Hetfield visited wounded Ukrainian soldiers at a hospital in Vail, Colorado.
The encounter occurred after Kelli Rohrig, the co-founder of the non-profit organization Limbs for Liberty, bumped into the Metallica singer in the hospital parking lot by coincidence. Then, as the two started chatting, Kelli mentioned how one of the soldiers in treatment, Roman Denysiuk, had just been transported there by the organization.
Rohrig then asked Hetfield whether he would like to visit Denysiuk, and as the rocker agreed, he also met another Ukrainian patient, Igor Voinyi, as well, taking pictures with both the soldiers while expressing wishes for their speedy recovery.
This isn’t the first time the singer and his band have done something for people in Ukraine. Just last year, Metallica’s charity, All Within My Hands Foundation, donated $500,000 to the World Central Kitchen to help provide meals for Ukrainian refugees.