Ex-Of Mice & Men Vocalist Austin Carlile Confirms Return to Music
Former Of Mice & Men vocalist Austin Carlile has confirmed that he will be returning to music "in the next few months." The revealed the news in response to a slideshow of photos he shared on Instagram of the Marfan Foundation's annual Family Conference, which he captioned with a lengthy statement.
"Living with Marfan Syndrome has changed my life more than I ever could have imagined," he wrote. "I love being a part of a community of others than actually understand what it is like living daily with a chronic disease and overcoming constant chronic pain. Such a strong group of teens, young adults, parents, and even staff that all have become family to me over my years of working with the foundation."
Carlile replied to many fans on the post, and to some of which he revealed his imminent plans to return to music. One commenter expressed that they hope to see the singer back in music one day, to which Carlile responded, "Different scene. Different music. But it's happening."
Another fan asked how long it would be until the material Carlile has been working on will be released. He replied, "Some things will be surfacing in the next few months, actually!" He said to another that he misses playing live music and he's "not done yet," which implies that he has some sort of touring planned.
You can read Carlile's post in full below. The singer announced his departure from Of Mice & Men in December of 2016, citing his health issues as the reason for the decision. He was replaced by the band's bassist and clean vocalist Aaron Pauley. Of Mice & Men released a new album, titled Defy, earlier this year on Rise Records.
This year's Marfan Annual Family Conference was a great success! Living with Marfan Syndrome has changed my life more than I ever could have imagined. I love being a part of a community of others than actually understand what it is like living daily with a chronic disease and overcoming constant chronic pain. Such a strong group of teens, young adults, parents, and even staff that all have become family to me over my years of working with the foundation. I found out I had Marfan when my mother suddenly passed from an aortic dissection when I was 17... she was only 38... Marfan Syndrome is a very rare and daunting genetic disorder that medical professionals have yet to find a cure for, but knowing there are others battling the same thing brings so much hope and inspiration. The Marfan community are some of the strongest people I know and with the biggest hearts (some literally.) It was a blessing to spend the weekend with our community and meeting new friends as well. Massive gratitude to @themarfanfoundation for allowing me to speak and participate alongside so many wonderful individuals. With a condition that makes you feel very much alone, it's hard to feel that way after leaving our annual conference and forming life long lasting relationships. Everyone has different struggles and battles in life, but those with Marfan Syndrome or related disorders deal with a different type of chronic pain, being lethargic, and a surplus of hip, rib, lung, heart, feet, spine, eye, head and leg issues day in and day out... Warriors. I'm thankful to be a part of such a caring, strong, and persevering community. Victory together. More info on our condition and how you can help us find a cure in the link in my bio: Marfan.org ❤👊🏼🕊
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