Devildriver bassist Jonathan Miller won't be joining the band on tour in early 2011 as he will be following a rehabilitation program. Miller released the following statement:

"To all DevilDriver fans and friends, I wanted to give you an update on my status as far as my health is concerned.

Regarding the past 2 European tours, I was either forced to leave by my own accord or asked to leave by my band/managment.

I have been touring with DevilDriver for almost the past ten years and the drugs and alcohol have finally caught up with me. I realized this when I ended up in the ICU on my birthday last week.

I need to make a change so that I can save my own life and keep the friends that I still have left.

I know that alot of DevilDriver fans seek me out first as the one to party with because I consider myself a very social person who is quite outgoing, personable and friendly.

That was all fun in my 20′s touring with the band, but as I am entering my early 30′s I can feel the damage catching up with me mentally and physically. I don't want to burn out prematurely before my time on this Earth is up.

On January 1st I will be entering an intense rehabilitation program in order for me to reclaim my health and the person who I once was.

I will not be doing the Canadian tour in January or the Australian tour in February and March. This is for my own good. I need to come out of rehab with a sound body and mind. After I complete my rehabilitation I hope to see all DevilDriver friends and family as soon as I can."


Source: devildriver.com
Band profile: DevilDriver
 
Posted: 23.12.2010 by Kriegsphilosoph



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BenWasHere - 23.12.2010 at 17:21  
Wow
Alstevens83 - 23.12.2010 at 17:43  
I wish John all the best and a speedy recovery. I can say I've met him after the Wolverhampton Gig earlier this year and he was really awesome to talk to and joined myself and a few friends for a chat and head banged to a few songs.

Once again I can only wish him all the best for a speedy recovery
Troy Killjoy - 24.12.2010 at 00:40  
You gotta fight for your right to party man. Live fast, die young. Only the good do it after all.
animal71 - 24.12.2010 at 02:07  
Hey Jon.

I wish you well in your recovery.

Remember don't make the same mistake twice!!!
Kap'N Korrupt - 24.12.2010 at 03:04  
What happened to just dying from drug and alcohol overdoses instead of siting out tours for rehabilitation?
Paradox0 - 24.12.2010 at 10:05  
Well atleast he didnt die.
Troy Killjoy - 24.12.2010 at 23:42  
I'm with the Kap'N. I mean death's sad and all, but come on. It's part of the lifestyle, no? I say go out the way you came in.

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