Video: Metallica's Kirk Hammett falls on stage in Milan… but keeps on playing

Metallica's Kirk Hammett (Image credit: Javier Bragado/Redferns - Getty)

Kirk Hammett took a tumble during Metallica’s show in Milan last night.

The guitarist was tearing through Moth Into Flame when he slipped on his wah wah pedal, sending him sprawling on to his back.

Luckily, Kirk saw the funny side of the mishap and kept on playing… but with a bashful smile on his face.

After the show at the San Siro Ippodromo, Hammett posted a couple of video clips of the incident on his Instagram page, saying: “Ummm, I slipped on my wet wah pedal. 

“It rained so much I felt like I was playing guitar in the shower #slipperywhenwet #wahwahwah.”

Watch Kirk’s slip below.

Metallica kicked off the latest European leg of their WorldWired tour last week at Lisbon’s Estádio do Restelo.

Footage from the evening appeared online, with Metallica later posting a video to thank their Portuguese fans. The band did the same following their performance in Barcelona on Sunday night.

Metallica will continue their live shows in Zurich on Friday night, where hopefully conditions will be a little less treacherous.

Metallica WorldWired UK and European stadium tour
May 10: Zürich Letzigrund, Switzerland
May 12: Paris Stade De France, France
Jun 08: Dublin Slane Castle, Ireland
Jun 11: Amsterdam Johan Cruijff Arena, Netherlands
Jun 13: Cologne RheinEnergieStadion, Germany
Jun 16: Brussels Koning Boudewijnstadion, Belgium
Jun 18: Manchester Etihad Stadium, UK
Jun 20: London Twickenham Stadium, UK
Jul 06: Berlin Olympiastadion, Germany
Jul 09: Gothenburg Ullevi, Sweden
Jul 11: Copenhagen Telia Parken, Denmark
Jul 13: Trondheim Granåsen, Norway
Jul 16: Hameenlinna Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto, Finland
Jul 18: Tartu, Raadi Airport, Estonia
Jul 21: Moscow Luzhniki Stadium, Russia
Aug 14: Bucharestv Arena Națională, Romania
Aug 16: Vienna Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Austria
Aug 18: Prague Airport Letnany, Czech Republic
Aug 21: Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland
Aug 23: Munich Olympiastadion, Germany
Aug 25: Mannheim Maimarktgelande, Germany

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