Fall Out Boy Guitarist Joe Trohman Takes Break for Mental Health

Fall Out Boy lead guitarist Joe Trohman is stepping away from the band for the foreseeable future, the group introduced Wednesday night.

Fall Out Boy shared an announcement attributed to Trohman on social media, through which the musician cited psychological well being troubles because the overwhelming issue behind the choice to exit the band.

“With out divulging all the small print, I have to disclose that my psychological well being has quickly deteriorated over the previous a number of years,” reads Trohman’s assertion. “So, to keep away from fading away and by no means returning, I can be taking a break from work which regrettably consists of stepping away from Fall Out Boy for a spell.”

Trohman’s word continues with an assurance that his exit from Fall Out Boy just isn’t deliberate to be everlasting, with a return to the group coming as soon as he’s prepared.

“Will I return to the fold? Completely, one-hundred p.c,” the assertion reads. “Within the meantime, I have to get better which suggests placing myself and my psychological well being first. Thanks to everybody, together with my bandmates and household, for understanding this troublesome, however crucial choice.”

Trohman had already begun to bow out of Fall Out Boy occasions earlier than the announcement. The guitarist was a no-show for the band’s efficiency on the Alter Ego Competition in Los Angeles earlier this month.

Trohman’s exit comes as Fall Out Boy gears up for the discharge of its new album, “So A lot (for) Stardust,” on March 24 from Fueled by Ramen and Elektra. It’ll mark the band’s first album launch since 2018’s “Mania.”