'We wish him the best' band say in message to fans

My Chemical Romance drummer Bob Bryar has quit the band.

Gerard Way‘s rockers made the announcement on their official website, Mychemicalromance.com yesterday (March 3), explaining that Bryar left four weeks ago.

They did not reveal the reason for his departure, or announce a replacement.

“As of four weeks ago, My Chemical Romance and Bob Bryar parted ways,” wrote guitarist Frank Iero on his blog. “This was a painful decision for all of us to make and was not taken lightly. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours, and expect you all to do the same.”

Bryar replaced original My Chemical Romance drummer Matt Pelissier in 2004 following the band’s tour of Japan that year.

My Chemical Romance are set to return with a new album later in 2010.