OF MICE & MEN on Austin Carlile: We’re heartbroken he can no longer continue

Sad news for OM&M fans. Over the holiday weekend it was revealed that Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile has left the band due to health issues.

For years Carlile had been struggling with Marfan syndrome, a rare connective tissue disorder. After his recent surgeries at Stanford, doctors told him that his aggressive vocals would cause permanent damage to his spine and nervous system if he were to continue.

The band released a statement on Facebook saying:

“Though we’re heartbroken that he can no longer continue, his health has always been of utmost importance to us & we support him now in this decision & are proud of his perseverance over the years.”

Here’s the complete post along with a letter to fans from Carlile.