Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump: 'I received a cosmic sign saying I should disappear'
Stump answers the 'haters' who say they 'preferred him when he was fat'
The frontman wrote a lengthy blog post at Patrickstump.com, saying: "The reality is that for a certain number of people, all I've ever done, all I ever will do, and all I ever had the capacity to do worth a damn was a record I began recording when I was 18 years old."
He continued: "Fall Out Boy's last album 'Folie A Deux' was our most critically panned and audiences openly hated it... at no other point in my professional career was I nearly booed off stages for playing new songs."
"That experience really took the wind out of the band's sails; It stopped being fun. I suppose I'm just not that thick-skinned," wrote Stump, who added that after losing weight and touring his solo album, he was unprepared for the "barrage of 'We liked you better fat [comments]', the threatening letters to my home, the kids that paid for tickets to my solo shows to tell me how much I sucked without Fall Out Boy".
He added: "It's as though I've received some big cosmic sign that says I should disappear. So I've kind of disappeared." Stump goes on to write that he's currently 'moonlighting' as a songwriter and producer for hire and been acting, saying: "I have no interest (and evidently that sentiment is reciprocated) in performing music publicly any time soon but as I've said I'm sure that will happen when it happens. I have been debating releasing the unfinished follow-up to 'Soul Punk'."
Of the future of Fall Out Boy he writes: "I, as always, would be super psyched to do the band again."
To read the blog entry in full, visit: Patrickstump.com