Metallica’s WorldWired tour came to the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on Monday night (Sept. 4), and the stage setup looked elaborate. There were a bunch of video cubes suspended overhead, and during “Now That We’re Dead,” four more cubes that doubled as percussion tables emerged from openings in the floor. But before that could happen, frontman James Hetfield walked into one of the holes:
In Hetfield’s defense, that was solid ground not even 10 seconds ago. A pair of stagehands came to pull him out and he finished the guitar solo on more stable footing. The percussion cube was apparently still functioning just fine — good to know it can take a hit. Speaking to the crowd just after the incident, Hetfield said, "Is everybody okay? Yes. I'm okay. My ego, not so much. But we're fine. Hurt my feelings a little bit"; a spokesperson for the band told Billboard the guitarist/singer was not injured in the incident.
This article originally appeared on Spin.