Billy Corgan quits his wrestling organisation to star in musical theatre production

Smashing Pumpkins singer will take part in 'The 48-Hour Musicals: Encore!', a musical held over two days

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced his retirement from pro-wrestling.

The singer had previously ran the independent Resistance Pro Wrestling organisation but has now confirmed his departure from the company.

Taking to Twitter, Corgan wrote: “I’ve left RESISTANCE PRO WRESTLING, officially and unofficially. Details to follow in the coming weeks”. He added: “And though this is by no means a way to reach them, I’d like to thank the talented wrestlers, managers, and valets I’ve worked with.”

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Meanwhile, Corgan is reportedly set to take part in ‘The 48-Hour Musicals: Encore!’, a 20 minute musical to be held over the course of two days.

As The Chicago Tribune reports, Corgan will write and co-produce the theatre piece, which will tell the story of “Eleusinian Mysteries, a religious rite in Ancient Greece” that celebrated the “cult of Demeter and Persephone”.

Smashing Pumpkins’ tenth album ‘Monuments to an Elegy’ will be released on December 8, with another record entitled ‘Day for Night’ expected for 2015.

You can watch a clip of Billy Corgan wrestling below.