KORN have shown their support for bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, who announced that he would be sitting out of the band’s upcoming tour in order to recover from “falling back” into some of his “bad habits.”
On Monday (June 21), Fieldy announced via his social media that he would be absent from the tour, writing: “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 shared Fieldy’s statement, along with the message: “We love and support our brother, Fieldy. Health and family always comes first.”
Last month, KORN announced a U.S. summer tour featuring special guests STAIND on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 28-city outing will kick off August 5 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Fieldy’s 2009 memoir, “Got The Life: My Journey Of Addiction, Faith, Recovery And Korn”, detailed his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction during KORN’s early years and his eventual recovery.