AUSTIN CARLILE Leave Of Mice & Men Over Health Concerns

AUSTIN CARLILE Leave Of Mice & Men Over Health Concerns

he California metalcore band Of Mice & Men has confirmed the departure of co-founder Austin Carlile, due to health reasons. Carlile suffers from a rare connective tissue disorder called Marfan syndrome & has been struggling with the physical demands of touring since the band began.

The band issued an official statement stating: “It’s with heavy hearts that we announce Austin’s departure from the band for reasons pertaining to his health.

After his most recent series of surgeries at Stanford University Hospital, following the cancellation of our European headlining tour, his team of doctors informed him of the damage that performing, & more specifically his aggressive vocals, have been causing his body. They warned that if he were to continue on doing so, it would cause permanent & irrevocable damage to his spine & nervous system.

Following the advice from his team of specialists, Austin decided it best that he step away from the band & change his lifestyle to better his health. The remaining band members statement continued:

We’ve had an amazing & unforgettable past few years making music & touring the world together & the 4 of us look forward to sharing the next chapter of the band’s story with you. All previously announced shows will proceed as planned & we thank you for your continued love & support. We couldn’t do this without all of you! See you real soon.

You can see Carlile’s letter to his fans below.





Christian Hamilton

Christian Hamilton

Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.

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