Fall Out Boy Guitarist Joe Trohman Stepping Away From Band Due To Mental Health Struggle

Trohman made the announcement the same day Fall Out Boy announced their first new album in five years.

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Guitarist and co-founder of the alt-pop band Fall Out Boy Joe Trohman announced his hiatus from the band due to “rapidly deteriorating” mental health.

Trohman made the announcement via the band’s social media accounts explaining his need to take a break from the band.

Quoting Neil Young, Trohman wrote: “Neil Young once howled that it’s better to burn out than to fade away. But I can tell you unequivocally that burning out is dreadful. 

“Without divulging all the details, I must disclose that my mental health has rapidly deteriorated over the past several years. So, to avoid fading away and never returning, I will be taking a break from work which regrettably includes stepping away from Fall Out Boy for a spell.”

He continued: “It pains me to make this decision, especially when we are releasing 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 fold? Absolutely, one hundred percent. 

“In the meantime, I must 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.

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