Rob Halford shared that his pair of spiked platform heels he wore in some photos on social media recently were actually a gift from Lzzy Hale.

Halford told Metal Hammer, “When Priest were on tour in New Zealand we worked with Halestorm and I was chatting to Lzzy backstage and she had those particular heels on her feet. I was going, ‘Oh my God, how do you even walk in them?’ She said, ‘Oh, you know, it’s a girl thing…’ But they looked so powerful and they scream ‘heavy metal!'”

The Metal God continued, “And so I was at the Post Office about a week ago and there was something for me there in the locker. And it was from Lzzy. I hadn’t a clue what it was, so I opened it up and there were those spectacular heavy metal heels! She wrote me this really sweet note saying, ‘Hey Rob, hope you’re well, lots of love. We talked about these heels in New Zealand and I found a pair for you. Have fun! Love, Lzzy.’ And I thought, ‘How sweet is that?'”

As for how Halford’s experience was wearing the heels, he said, “If you’d have been in my house watching me do that photo, you’d have been roaring! It took me forever and I was blacking out in pain. Those heels fit me, but you’re being pitched at this extraordinarily abnormal angle and then you try to keep your balance. I took about five or six pictures and I threw myself on the couch and ripped those shoes off and was massaging my feet, sweating from head to toe. It was absolutely f—ing hilarious!”

Hale, for her part, responded to the heel news saying, “When we opened up for @judaspriest in Auckland NZ, Rob Halford and I had a conversation about my heels. So I sent him a pair of his own! Now…that night I lost count at 11 jacket changes during their set. So I may have more heels than He…but he beats me in the jack department!”

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