The saga continues with Five Finger Death Punch and their frontman. A month ago, frontman Ivan Moody quit the band onstage at their gig in the Netherlands leaving the band no choice but to have Tommy Vext fill in on vocals. We heard a handful of mixed feelings from members of the group, including guitarist Jason Hook feeling liberated from his abrupt departure. Admitting addiction got the best of him once again, he is now at a facility getting treatment for it. Last night (10), the frontman shared an update on the band’s Facebook, revealing his determination to return with the group by August 19th at their scheduled show in Illinois.
He shared the following:
“To All Five Finger Death Punch Fans:
I wanted to write to all of you and express my deep
regret for not being able to finish the last few shows on our European summer tour.
I am in a treatment facility addressing the addiction
issues that have interfered with everything in my life.
I love you guys and I love my band… It’s what I
do and I can’t imagine my life without it. I am 100% committed to getting healthy so I can get back on stage with Five Finger Death Punch.
At this point, I AM ON TRACK TO RETURN TO THE BAND
WITH A VENGEANCE in Springfield, IL, when we begin the next leg of our North American tour dates. It’s my intention to sing at each and every future
show we are committed to, in North America and in Europe. I can’t wait to put all of this behind me and move forward.
I’d like to thank Tommy Vext for doing such a great
job filling in for me while I was away. I’d like to thank my brothers in 5FDP for supporting me through these hard times. We’ve been through hell and back and we’re not gonna stop here. I would also like to thank my family & friends for standing behind me
while I take care of what I need to regarding my health. But most importantly, I’d like to thank you, the fans, for your unwavering support as I recover. This has not been an easy year for me, but your encouragement and positivity is what keeps me going.
See all you Knuckleheads on August 19th!!
Hopefully, this was a true wake up call for him and he is what he says he is, “100% committed to getting healthy.” Unfortunately, the frontman does have a dark and repetitive past including his wife who accused him of domestic violence, his own sister allegedly placing a restraining order against him, his mysterious hospitalization, and, this not being the first time we thought the band broke up live on stage. At this point, all we can do is grab the popcorn and see what will happen next.