Escape The Fate, who last week had the highest metal debut on the charts, has revealed that bassist Max Green has entered into rehab for a drug and alcohol addiction. This has forced the band to pull out of the remaining dates on their European tour with Bullet For My Valentine.
Singer Craig Mabbitt released the following statement regarding Green’s decision:
“Max needs his friends and family by his side, so we’re not gonna leave him. Max is one of my best friends and has never done this band wrong in any way shape or form. It’s very honorable of him to admit he has a problem and wants to seek help for the longevity of his life and this band. I’m so sorry to the fans, but so proud of Max. He needs our love and support through this rough time in his life, so let’s give it to him. Our soldiers never let us down and we will be back to play Europe and the two London dates very soon. We love you guys.”
However you feel about the band, it’s good to see that Green is fighting his demons now rather than letting them get the best of him in the future. It’s also refreshing to see his band mates showing such strong support for, when they easily could have hired a fill in for the remaining dates. Our best wishes go out to Green, his friends and family.