Watch This Hardcore Metallica Fan with Autism Meet His Idol, Lars Ulrich

April 10, 2019

Metallica has been melting faces at their live concerts for decades. But in a short documentary on the YouTube channel Real Stories, we learn that the band is equally as talented at melting hearts.

Meet Tom, a hardcore Metallica fan from England who also has Fragile X Syndrome, a form of autism that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. But Tom isn't just a big fan of Metallica. He's also a huge fan of the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich.

In the documentary, Tom finally gets to go backstage from what appears to be from Metallica's Death Magnetic tour to meet his idol, play on his drum kit, and rub elbows with other artists like Kerry King of Slayer.