Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Slips on Wet Wah-Wah Pedal (video)

A rainy night in Milan, Italy gave Metallica fans a scare when guitarist Kirk Hammett slipped and fell onstage mid-solo Wednesday night (May 8).

“I slipped on my wet wah pedal,” he wrote on Twitter. “It rained so much I felt like I was playing guitar in the shower.”

The incident in question happened as Hammett was jamming his solo on the Hardwired…to Self-Destruct song “Moth into Flame. ” The rains was so torrential, the pedal had become more slippery, and when he went to stomp on it, he lost his footing and fell backwards.

Thankfully, he recovered quickly, and had a sense of humor about it.

Watch the video: