Gerard Way’s brother leaves My Chemical Romance

Mikey Way takes a break following wedding

My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way is temporarily leaving the band to spend time with his new wife.

The band will continue with a replacement.

Mikey was married on March 8 to fiancée Alicia Simmons at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Way’s brother and My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard served as best man.

Writing on their official website, Gerard said: “The band has decided to give him and his wife a much needed break from the road to start a life and have a proper honeymoon and do all the things a newlywed couple should do.

“I’m very proud to announce my brother’s recent marriage. Watching him grow up into a man and finding love makes me the happiest brother alive. I know this is upsetting news, as it is for us, but we will continues to tour with a temporary replacement until he has situated himself in his new life.”

There was no mention of how long the bassist would be away from My Chemical Romance.

The name of his replacement has not been given.