Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford really just wants things to return to normal, and the only way that's gonna happen if we're all out and about safely. Which is why Halford took to Instagram to ask fans everywhere to do the right thing and get vaccinated when possible.
"Hi everyone. This is your metal god, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, sending you a massive shoutout of thanks to our metal community for doing the right thing by getting the life-saving vaccine that will eventually eradicate COVID-19 around the world.
"One thing we're proud about in metal is that we not only stand together united for our music but also for each other.
"You know, common sense states that by having the jab, we're opening up one of the most important areas that we have so desperately missed, which is being side by side, horns way up at clubs, theaters, arenas and festivals where who we are and what we live for is tangible and real with the bands we love. So let's get those amazing vibes and feelings back faster.
"I urge those of us who have not yet been vaccinated to please step up. Judas Priest and all bands everywhere are made complete by playing live for our fans. You can learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines at MadeToSave.org.
"See you soon, metal maniacs."
The United States is currently approaching over 200 million vaccinations, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does a pretty good job explaining what to expect in terms of side effects and safety. It's estimated that at least 70% of the population needs to receive a vaccination in order for things to return to normal.