Joe Trohman Announces Break From Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy guitarist, Joe Trohman revealed that he will be taking a break from the band. His announcement came the same day Fallout Boy announced their new album.  

“Without divulging all the details, I must disclose that my mental health has rapidly deteriorated over the past several years,” Joe wrote in the statement. He continued,  “So, 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.”

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In his statement Joe reassured fans that he will return to the band, as he wrote, “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),” He continued. “So, the question remains: Will I return to the fold? Absolutely, one-hundred percent. In the meantime, I must recover which means putting myself and my mental health first.”

The guitarist expressed gratitude to his bandmates and family for “understanding and respecting this difficult, but necessary, decision.’’

Joe has been in the band along with Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz and drummer Andy Hurley since its formation in 2001. 

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Fallot Boy’s upcoming eighth album ‘So Much (For) Stardust’ is set to release on 24th March. The release of ‘Love From the Other Side’ marked the LP’s first single. Although Joe plays on the album, he won’t be taking part in its promotion. The rest of the band are set to perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’. 

–Riya Vivek