Five Finger Death Punch Vocalist Ivan Moody Admits To “Falling Off The Wagon Again”
A few days ago we reported that Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody had stated “This is my last show with Five Finger Death Punch” during the bands show in Tilburg, Netherlands.
Now Moody has spoken up about the incident and will allegedly not be continuing with the remaining dates of their tour – instead, vocalist Tommy Vext will be filling in.
Following the incident, the remaining members of Five Finger Death Punch posted that he was in fact not leaving the band.. again.
Moody has now released an official statement saying, “I am embarrassed and ashamed to admit that I have fallen off the wagon again.”
“I was on shaky ground prior to our performance in Tilburg, and although a lot of the events of that show were out of my control, the shame of not delivering pushed me over the edge.
“It would not be fair to my bandmates or my fans to continue to perform in my current condition. One of the worst parts of addiction is the loneliness you feel, so having the support of my band and all the knuckleheads is what drives me.”
“I am committed to getting better so I can get back out on stage as soon as possible.”
Five Finger Death Punch’s Guitarist, Zoltan Bathory also commented on the incident, adding, “As a band, we are committed to supporting Ivan’s road to recovery.”
“We are as baffled and saddened as anyone to watch our brother continue to struggle. Almost everyone in the world knows someone who struggles with addiction, and can relate to how the self-destruction of someone they care about is very difficult to watch.”
“Five Finger Death Punch has every intention of playing the dates we’re committed to and beyond. The band is bigger than any one member.”
Catch Five Finger Death Punch on tour later this year at the dates below!
November tour dates:
09 – MOSCOW Stadium Live Club
12 – ST. PETERSBURG A2 Club
16 – GOTHENBURG Scandinavium
17 – STOCKHOLM Ericsson Globe Arena
21 – HAMBURG Sportshalle
22 – BERLIN Velodrom Arena
24 – OBERHAUSEN Konig-Pilsner Arena
26 – PRAGUE Forum Karlin
28 – ZURICH Hallenstadion
29 – MUNICH Olympiahalle
30 – PADUA Gran Teatro Geox
December tour dates:
02 – STUTTGART Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle
04 – PARIS L’Olympia
05 – ESCH SUR ALZETTE Rockhal
06 – FRANKFURT Festhalle
08 – VIENNA Wiener Stadthalle
14 – ANTWERP Lotto Arena
15 – AMSTERDAM AFAS Live
17 – BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
18 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
20 – LEEDS First Direct Arena
21 – LONDON Wembley SSE Arena