'I will remain there as long as needed to run tests & come up with an assessment of what exactly is causing my body & heart to seize up'

Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile has spoken out about the band’s recent tour cancellation and his ongoing battle with a rare disease.

The band were performing in Portsmouth at the weekend when they had to cut their set short, before revealing that they’d be flying Carlile home for treatment before rescheduling the rest of the effected shows.

Now, Carlile has taken to Instagram to share a message with fans, as well as detailing the crippling effects of his condition.

“As most of you know I battle daily with a rare fibrostic connective tissue disorder called Marfan syndrome,” he said. “Due to recent issues arising from this, we have cancelled the remainder of our European tour. It breaks my heart but the band & myself have decided it was unsafe for me to continue on in this state of health. I’m being admitted to Stanford University hospital where my specialists have been informed & are prepared to figure out what exactly is wrong. I will remain there as long as needed to run tests & come up with an assessment of what exactly is causing my body & heart to seize up.”

He continued: “My deepest apologies for those who were on tour with us & also those coming to our shows. I would never cancel unless a limb was falling off or it was endangering my life. Unfortunately it has become the later. Thank you to those who understand & support this decision, I promise to keep pushing & treat this as another hill to climb. My dad has flown from Costa Rica, & my team at Stanford are like family to me, so know that I am not alone. I also know I have all of you, & times like this reassure & warm my heart to know you stand with me as well. Please do not worry for me, there are multiple things more important happening in the world right now.

“Besides, God has a plan, all of this is in His hands at the end of the day and I’m ready for whatever comes next.”

As most of you know I battle daily with a rare fibrostic connective tissue disorder called Marfan syndrome. Due to recent issues arising from this, we have cancelled the remainder of our European tour. It breaks my heart but the band & myself have decided it was unsafe for me to continue on in this state of health. I’m being admitted to Stanford University hospital where my specialists have been informed & are prepared to figure out what exactly is wrong. I will remain there as long as needed to run tests & come up with an assessment of what exactly is causing my body & heart to seize up. My deepest apologies for those who were on tour with us & also those coming to our shows. I would never cancel unless a limb was falling off or it was endangering my life. Unfortunately it has become the later. Thank you to those who understand & support this decision, I promise to keep pushing & treat this as another hill to climb. My dad has flown from Costa Rica, & my team at Stanford are like family to me, so know that I am not alone. I also know I have all of you, & times like this reassure & warm my heart to know you stand with me as well. Please do not worry for me, there are multiple things more important happening in the world right now. Besides, God has a plan, all of this is in His hands at the end of the day and I’m ready for whatever comes next. – AC

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Of Mice & Men’s tour in 2015 was struck by incident, when Carlile was hospitalised after being electrocuted by a microphone – as well as suffering from a severe attack of his condition earlier in the year.