Austin Carlile

Ex-Of Mice & Men Singer Austin Carlile Explains How God Has Helped Heal Him In New Mini-Documentary


Former Of Mice & Men vocalist Austin Carlile shares his life story in a new mini-documentary for faith-based organization In it, he details losing his mom at a young age, his struggles with self-medicating and Marfan syndrome and once again finding religion. He also elaborated a bit further on how his struggles with Marfan syndrome led to his departure from Of Mice & Men, offering:

“October of 2016, my doctor said “You can’t do this anymore.” Every time I was singing, I was tearing holes in my spine. And the pain was because the spinal fluid was coming out. The doctors told me, you can’t be in the band and your body needs to rest. Everything that I was was that band. And I walked away and I knew God was calling me to do something different, but I was so confused as to what it was.”

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He went on to speak of how his return to spirituality brought him comfort and healing. Speaking of his time after exiting the band, he offered:

“I prayed to God one night. I said, ‘you have to take this from me. I can’t do this anymore. I don’t know why you’re putting me through this. And the next morning I woke up, still didn’t feel good. And I met a group of people that I saw in the back of the church that I knew that they weren’t from there.

So I went and introduced myself afterwards and within a couple minutes of speaking with them, this young lady says to me, ‘Can I ask you a weird question?’ And she said ‘God, the spirit, is telling me that you’re having some back issues right now.’ And I was like ‘What?’

Then and there they laid their hands on me and prayed for me and I started from standing with them praying, to my knees, and as they were praying for me, God was telling them different pains that my body is having. And I started to break down. And they prayed for healing, they prayed for restoration. I’m not usually a sensual, touchy-feely kind of guy, that’s not my thing. Crying in public isn’t a big thing.

I stood up after that prayer and I could touch my toes for the first time in like two months. I stood up and I took my back brace off. I went out and was playing football and playing in the waves. My dad kept saying ‘Take it easy, take it easy, don’t overdo it.’

Turns out these were missionaries that were just on a spirit-led trip to South America and I was healed. And people saw it, like, ‘Did you have surgery?’ ‘What’s going on?’ ‘You’re glowing, not limping.'”

Last week Carlile revealed that he was once again suffering from a number of ‘gnarly’ symptoms and was again admitted to the at the Stanford University Hospital. He said of that:

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I was supposed to be on a flight back to Costa Rica right now, but my body had other plans… I was texting my doctor on Friday morning discussing some of the gnarly symptoms I've been struggling with the past few days… he called me right after reading them saying "do not leave the country, get to the hospital immediately." (( in the past he has also told me "don't go the the emergency room, SUCK IT UP, you'll be fine!" )) haha so I trust his medical assessments thoroughly after our relationship these past 7 years of working together. I've been back in Stanford since yesterday morning… Won't go into detail about what they think it could be, but have a few days of testing, testing, and more testing to find out exactly what's happening. No matter what though, I'm at peace knowing I'm in God's hands as I face this new obstacle ???????? @themarfanfoundation #marfansyndrome #chronicillness #chronicpain #nojoke #anotherbattle #GodsWill #GodsPlan

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