Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman is taking a temporary hiatus from the band due to his mental health.
Just as the pop punk legends announced their comeback album ‘So Much (For) Stardust,’ the musician has shared that he will be moving away from FOB “for a spell” for his good.
In a statement on the band’s Instagram page, Joe said: “Neil Young once bellowed that it’s better to burn out than fade away. But I can tell you unequivocally that burnout is horrible. Without revealing all the details , I must reveal that my mental health has been deteriorating rapidly in recent years, so to avoid fading away and never coming back, I am taking a break from work, which unfortunately includes taking a break from Fall Out Boy for a while. ‘
The 38-year-old rocker has vowed to return to the band in the future, but insisted it was “necessary” to put his “mental health first”.
He added: “It pains me to make this decision, especially when we release a new album that fills me with great pride (the sin I’m most proud of). So the question remains, will I return to the herd? Absolutely one hundred percent. In the meantime, I need to recover, which means putting myself and my mental health first. Thank you to everyone, including my bandmates and family, for understanding and respecting this difficult, but necessary decision.”
Fall Out Boy’s first album since 2018’s ‘Mania’ is out March 24.
The rockers of ‘Centuries’ – also consisting of Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz and Andy Hurley – released the first single ‘Love From The Other Side’ this week, and they performed it without Joe on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Wednesday (18.01.23), without Joe.