Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman introduced Wednesday that he’s briefly leaving the band as a way to concentrate on his psychological well being.
In a press release posted on Instagram, the musician shared that his “mental health has deteriorated rapidly over the past several years” and that he wants a while to get well earlier than rejoining Fall Out Boy — which he absolutely intends to do.
“Neil Young once howled that it’s better to burn out than to fade away. But I can tell you unequivocally that burning out is dreadful,” Trohman wrote. “To avoid fading away and never returning, I will be taking a break from work which regrettably includes stepping away from Fall Out Boy for a spell.”
Trohman is among the many founding members of Fall Out Boy, a pop-punk group from Wilmette, Ill. Rounding out the band’s authentic members are bassist Pete Wentz, drummer Andy Hurley and singer Patrick Stump.
Shortly earlier than Trohman issued his assertion, Fall Out Boy launched a brand new single, “Love From the Other Side,” and introduced that its eighth studio album, “So Much (for) Stardust,” is scheduled to reach March 24.
Some of the band’s best hits embrace “Uma Thurman,” “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” “Dance, Dance” and “Thnks fr th Mmrs.”
“It pains me to make this decision, especially when we are releasing a new album that fills me with great pride (the sin I’m most proud of),” Trohman continued in his assertion.
“So, the question remains: Will I return to the fold? Absolutely, one-hundred percent. … Thank you to everyone, including my bandmates and family, for understanding and respecting this difficult, but necessary, decision. Smell you sooner than later.”