Drummer Chris Wilson has 'personal health problems'...

Good Charlotte have parted company with drummer CHRIS WILSON over undisclosed ‘personal health problems’.

The band have announced, via their official website, that he is out of the line-up while he recovers.

The statement reads: “As many of you know, our drummer Chris Wilson has been on and off the road due to personal health problems. Unfortunately, his problems continue, and we have made a collective decision to have Chris stay around his friends and family and begin to truly rehabilitate… This has not been easy on any of us. We loved playing with Chris so much. We hope everyone will be respectful and understand the situation and pray that Chris gets better.”

Wilson will be replaced on the band’s forthcoming ‘Noise To The World’ tour by Dean Butterworth, who most recently played with Morrissey, though it is not yet clear whether Butterworth will become the permanent replacement.

According to VH1, Wilson joined Good Charlotte in 2002, replacing A Perfect Circle’s Josh Freese. He went on to play on the band’s current album ‘The Chronicles Of Life And Death’.