Fall Out Boy will be missing a member of the band before the release of their album in March.
Guitarist Joe Trohman announced on social media Wednesday that he would be leaving the “Thnks fr th Mmrs” band “for a spell” to work on his mental health.
“Neil Young once opined that it is preferable to burn out than fade away. But I can tell you unequivocally that burning out is a terrible thing “Trohman put pen to paper. “Without going into specifics, I must state that my mental health has rapidly deteriorated in recent years. So, in order to avoid disappearing and never returning, I’ll be taking a break from work.”
The founding member of the band formed the band in 2001. Before announcing his departure, the band announced the upcoming release of their eighth album, “So Much (For) Stardust.”
“It pains me to make this decision, especially since we’re about to release a new album that gives me great pride (the sin I’m most proud of),” he continued. “So the question is, will I rejoin the fold? Absolutely. 100% of the time.”
Fall Out Boy has completed the European leg of their Hella Mega Tour, which included appearances on the world’s largest stages alongside Green Day and Weezer. The band performed at iHeartRadio’s annual Alter Ego concert on January 14. A few days later, they released “Love From the Other Side,” the first single from their upcoming album.
“I need to recover, which means prioritising myself and my mental health. Thank you to everyone for understanding and respecting this difficult but necessary decision, including my bandmates and family “Trohman put pen to paper.
The band performed the new song without Trohman on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday.
According to the band, “So Much (For) Stardust” will be released on March 24.