Korn Releases A Statement Responding To Fieldy’s Decision To Sit Out The Upcoming Tour
The official Facebook page of Korn recently shared a post releasing a statement after the announcement of bassist Fieldy’s departure from the band for an unknown amount of time, and apparently, all of his bandmates support his decision to focus on himself despite losing a bandmember prior to hitting the road.
As some of you might know, Korn has recently announced that the band is planning on hitting the road for a U.S. tour this summer which is going to include 28 shows as well as appearing in ‘Louder Than Life Fest’ and ‘Rock Fest’ this year. Just in the middle of preparing for a busy schedule for the summer, one of the band members released a statement and announced his departure from the band.
The band’s bassist Fieldy shared a post on his official Instagram page declaring that he decided to take some time off due to his personal issues which caused him to relapse in his addiction most likely since he only referred to them as ‘bad habits.’ Therefore, he wanted to step back from his duties in Korn in order to avoid bringing down the band as well and focus on himself to be in a better state.
In the Instagram post, Fieldy stated:
“To all Korn fans worldwide.
For the past 6 years, I’ve been dealing with some personal issues that at times have caused me to fall back on some of my bad habits and have caused some tension with the people around me. It’s been suggested to me to take some time off to heal. I’m going to respect what was asked of me and take that time. Unfortunately, you will not see me on stage with my band.
I will be working towards getting the bad habits out of my system. In the meantime, I will be staying creative to keep my mind & soul in a good place. I’m thankful for all of your support, patience & understanding as we all have something that we deal with. Jonathan, Munky, Ray, and Head, I love you and I don’t want to bring any tension or bad vibes to the circle.“
After the disappointing announcement fans were quite sad to hear his departure, however, they were also glad to hear Fieldy is focusing on his own personal issues which will benefit him, his band, and his fans in the long run. Apparently, his band members feel the same about his decision as they shared a post on the band’s official Facebook page recently revealing that they all support Fieldy since both family and health are priorities more important than his music career.
According to the recent Facebook post, Korn members stated:
“We love and support our brother, Fieldy. Health and family always come first.”
Korn fans are now thrilled to see that Fieldy has his bandmates’ full support for his decision to leave the band for an indefinite amount of time in order to heal himself. Although the announcement came as a surprise, fans are still curious to know the details about his departure since the band and Fieldy only revealed that it’s because of personal matters, they now have to wait and see more announcements if Korn bassist reveals more details.