Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Urges “Metal Maniacs” to Stay Safe, Self Isolate During Pandemic

Always living up to his title of Metal God, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is the leading the way during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and has been actively urging fans to do their part in containing COVID-19. This past Saturday (March 28), the legendary NWOBHM singer took to his personal Instagram — arguably the greatest Instagram on the internet — and posted a hilarious photo of himself decked out in face mask and gloves while holding what appears to be a stuffed cat also protected by a mask. “Stay safe maniacs you know what and what not to do!” Halford wrote. “Tell each other about your isolation routines.” He included the hashtags #heavymetal #ink #tattoo #caturday #cat #catsofinstagram #stayhome #stayhealthy #staysafe #selfie #you #me #together #strength #power #lift #faith #family #friends #fans #love #one #world #peace.

Just a week ago, Halford shared a hilarious inspirational video message in which he sanitized his black leather gear while calling for the heavy-metal community to follow safe practices during the coronavirus crisis. “We know what we’ve gotta do as far as keeping things clean, and it includes washing your hands as many times a day as is needed,” he said, wiping down his crop and other accoutrements and garments. “Try and be isolated. If you go out, don’t buy everything. Don’t be a toilet paper hoarder. Don’t be a kitchen roll hoarder. Don’t be a hoarder of any sort, because we’re all in this together.

“We have to keep each other safe,” he continued. “We have to do the isolating. We have to do the quarantining — whatever we need to do. This is serious, OK? But we’re gonna get through it, because we’ve been through these problems, these situations before in history, and humanity has this great tenacity to pull together and to be strong and to overcome things that come before us.

“So look after each other, look after yourselves, your family, your friends, your loved ones. Stay in touch. That’s an important thing. Text each other and Facebook, FaceTime, Instagram — all of this is incredibly important. All the fear floating around — this is when we really have to kind of look out for each other and do what’s necessary and the right thing to do.”