Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile has left the band following advice from medical professionals. The announcement comes after he became too sick to continue with the European tour supporting their latest album Cold World.
Carlile has suffered his whole life with Marfan’s Syndrome – a condition which affects connective tissue throughout the body.
See the statement below:
My heart is heavy… I never thought I would be writing this… Wanted to leave this announcement in the mess that is 2016… pic.twitter.com/T02QIt2hUp
— Austin Carlile (@austincarlile) December 30, 2016
Carlile has subsequently indicated that this isn’t him out of the game though, with a tweet seeming to confirm he will be involved with another project in 2017:
Cannot express my gratitude enough after this announcement. Thankful for everyones support/excitement for my new music ventures in 2017! x https://t.co/PDWWJB4ouz
— Austin Carlile (@austincarlile) December 31, 2016