KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch recently spoke with Spotlight Report and gave an update on the group’s bassist, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, who announced last June that he would be sitting out of the band’s touring activities to “heal” after “falling back” on some “bad habits.”
“He is just taking a little time to be with his family,” Welch said. “He is a great dad. He has so many kids. He has adult kids, teenagers and young kids. He is just taking time, and we are giving him the time. We want everyone to be healthy and happy.
“I guess we will go and tour this record,” Head continued, referencing KORN’s recently released album “Requiem”. “I don’t know a lot more other than that. We love him very much and we hope to communicate with him during the year at some stage, to see where everyone is at.”
Back in June, Fieldy wrote on social media regarding his absence from KORN: “To all KORN fans worldwide. The past 6 years I’ve been dealing with some personal issues that at times have caused me to fall back on some of my bad habits and has caused some tension with the people around me. It’s been suggested to me to take some time off to heal. I’m going to respect what was asked of me and take that time. Unfortunately you will not see me on stage with my band. I will be working towards getting the bad habits out of my system. In the meantime I will be staying creative to keep my mind & soul in a good place.
“I’m thankful for all of your support, patience & understanding as we all have something that we deal with.
“Jonathan, Munky, Ray and Head, I love you and I don’t want to bring any tension or bad vibes to the circle.”
KORN’s official social media then shared Fieldy’s statement, along with the message: “We love and support our brother, Fieldy. Health and family always comes first.”
KORN’s latest album, “Requiem”, was released on February 4 via Loma Vista Recordings.