Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile has tweeted an update on his health.
The singer for the US metalcore band has been in hospital since Saturday (June 6) for unconfirmed reasons, which forced the Californians to cancel the final two dates of their ‘Full Circle Tour’.
Tweeting from his hospital bed, Carlile wrote: “Thank you for the get well wishes everyone. I’m transferring to Stanford University this week to be in care of my cardiologists & marfans specialists until my health situation at hand is under control. It has been a long past few days, and the ones following will be just as much of a struggle but I can do this. And I believe that whole heartedly. If I believe in it. So should you. I’m sorry to anyone who missed the last two shows of our tour. I would have much rather been there than a hospital bed, I assure you. Love to everyone, band, family, you. I’m never giving up. Thanks for being there for me. Waking up over & over in the middle of the night, or the nurses helping me pee, reading the tweets help.
He also gave this update in a separate Instagram post, writing: “I’ve seen better days, but I’ve also seen worse. Much worse. // And I can’t forget the fact there’s always someone out there who has seen even worse than I have. // Grateful to at least be alive and to have the chance to start kicking. Thank you for all your well wishes and concern, it’ll be a long road ahead, but I can make it through. I always have. Anyone going through anything… They can do it. You can do it. You just have to keep going. Never quit…. // …and never underestimate the power of the human mind and heart (your mind and heart)… Our achievements and accomplishments as a human race ARENT trophies on a shelf or the towering buildings outside your window… They are much closer… they are right there… Inside of you.”
The band were due to play Soma in San Diego (June 6) and El Plasa Condesa in Mexico City (June 9) but were forced to reschedule the shows.
The band have been touring in support of ‘Restoring Force: Full Circle’, an extended version of their 2014 record ‘Restoring Force’, which includes the band’s new single ‘Broken Generation’.