Fall Out Boy lead guitarist Joe Trohman has said he is taking a break from the band to put his “mental health first”.
On Wednesday, Trohman, 38, said in a social media post on Fall Out Boy’s official page that his mental health has “deteriorated rapidly in recent years.”
“So to avoid disappearing and never coming back, I’m taking a break from work which unfortunately includes getting away from Fall Out Boy for a while,” he said.
Trohman, who formed Fall Out Boy more than two decades ago with singer Pete Wentz, said he will be leaving when the band releases its new album, “So Much (For) Stardust” in March. It is his first studio album since 2018.
However, Trohman said he will return “100 percent” to the band after his recovery.
“In the meantime, I must recover, which means putting myself and my mental health first,” he said. “Thank you all, including my bandmates and family, for understanding and respecting this difficult but necessary decision.”
Last year, Trohman published his memoir, “None of this Rocks,” which chronicles his struggle with depression and substance abuse. After the release of his book, he opened up to People magazine about his mental health journey and about being the father of two young daughters.
“I am a mentally ill person. I grew up with a mentally ill parent and I want things to be much better for them,” she said. “So I hope that one day, if you decide to read this book, you won’t be embarrassed by it. And that maybe it may have allowed you to get to know me in a way that maybe you never could have gotten to know me on your own.” being close to me with me and talking”.
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