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Drummer Jeremy Spencer Exits Five Finger Death Punch (Updated)


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Update: December 18th, 2018 01:08 PM:

Jeremy Spencer has since released an expanded statement regarding his exit from Five Finger Death Punch via his social media, it reads as follows:

“It’s with mixed emotion that I share with you the following news: I regret that I’ve decided to step down as the drummer of Five Finger Death Punch. This decision has been weighing on me for months.

Now the time has finally come. I’ve been playing drums since I was six years old. After years of the physicality leading to surgeries, I feel it’s best to step down.

As with professional athletes, when the body and mental state don’t achieve the standard required to meet the rigorous demands necessary to perform at a high level, the choice is clear.

I feel fortunate that my body has provided me with several decades of doing what I love: playing double-bass and shredding the drums.

However, the rigorous physical wear and tear has worn down my body to the point where I feel I can no longer deliver a performance you great fans deserve and one that brings me satisfaction and joy.

In addition, I feel the band deserves to get someone with fresh fire and energy—capable of delivering Death Punch music the way fans deserve. I’m confident they will!

Like you, I will be cheering on the band to continue making great music as they tour the world and bring exciting shows to all our cherished fans.

Personally, I have a number of future projects I’m excited about — all of which require that I be physically able to move fluidly and without pain. I hope you’ll continue to be part of the next chapter of my life.

I sincerely wish nothing but the very best for my brothers in Death Punch family. And I encourage our fans to continue supporting whoever replaces me.

“We decided early on to do everything possible to make you fans feel special. As a result, we’ve always had the most supportive and dedicated Knuckleheads.

I know I speak for everyone when I saw we’re grateful beyond words. Personally, you have made these years the highlight of my life.

Thank you for helping make this dream a reality. Please know I am eternally grateful. Thank you for everything.”

 

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Thank you everyone for your awesome support !!! Much love to you all ! ????

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Original Story:

Following another round of recent back surgery and the requisite recovery time, drummer Jeremy Spencer has announced his departure from Five Finger Death Punch. Speaking of his decision, he commented:

“This decision has been weighing on me for months; and now the time has finally come. I started to play when I was six years old, and I feel fortunate that my body has provided me with several decades of doing what I love most: drumming. However, the rigorous physical wear and tear has got me to the point where I feel I can no longer deliver a performance that brings me satisfaction and joy.

I feel the band deserves to get someone with the fire and energy, capable of delivering the performance that the fans deserve. Like you, I will be cheering them on to continue making great music as they tour the world and bring exciting shows to all our cherished fans.”

Most recently the band have been touring with Scale The Summit drummer Charlie Engen in place of Spencer, who had originally sat out the band’s most recent tour due to back surgery. An official replacement for Spencer has yet to be named.

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