Austin Carlile, singer of metalcore band Of Mice & Men, doesn’t have it easy. The former Attack Attack! vocalist had to cancel some shows earlier this year due to his genetic heart disorder, Marfan Syndrome. Then back in June, he had heart surgery that thankfully went over pretty well. But while the surgery was successful, that doesn’t mean he’s out of the water yet. Carlile is continuing to recuperate, and the band announced today that they would be taking the rest of the year off:
We regret to announce that we will no longer be playing Louder Than Life Festival & will unfortunately be unable to reschedule the shows in Mexico City & San Diego cancelled earlier this year. Whilst the surgeries Austin underwent earlier this summer went well, it is important that we allow him time to recover so that we may come back in 2016 stronger than ever. Refunds for the Mexico City & San Diego shows can be sought at their point of purchase.
Interestingly enough, while the band says they’re rescheduling shows in Mexico City and San Diego, they don’t mention anything about bailing on Ozzfest Japan, and they’re still listed for that show. Apparently, when Ozzy asks you to play a show, you play it!