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Ex-Of Mice & Men Vocalist Austin Carlile Speaks Of Being Labeled A ‘Jesus Freak’


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Former Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile has shared the below post alongside a picture of his actual heart during a surgical procedure. As part of the post, Carlile opens up on his faith (he became a born against Christian back in 2016) and how he lost most of his possessions while recovering from one of his various medical setbacks since exiting the band. You can read that below:

“This is my heart. Valve sparing aortic root replacement surgery, due to my connective tissue disorder Marfan Syndrome. They replaced part of my aorta that was bulging & at risk of rupture. My mother died from this, she had an aneurysm then suddenly passed just an hour later.

Her passing led me away from God, to start Of Mice & Men. When I came back to Him, I was forced to leave the band because of my health. Which led me to Costa Rica, where I spent time healing & drawing closer to Him away from the noise & world.

Then I lost all my possessions due to my storage unit being auctioned off in Orange County while recovering. I lost literally everything. After all that, back to my health wrecking me again. Which led me to the states for more procedures, Las Vegas to help friends write music, accepting a job there, meeting my fiance in the hospital during a stay & now to this post.

We aren’t guaranteed tomorrow, life is fleeting. People throw jobs at me for retaining my joy & becoming a “Jesus Freak” since I left the band. I’ll take it. I’ll take Jesus any day of the week, because I need Him every day of the week. I talk about Him so often because He died for me, for you & He wants nothing more than a relationship with us.

Not a checklist, money, or institutionalized “Christianity.” He wants our hearts. My relationship with Him has brought me more joy, peace & abundance of life than anything the world ever did. He is coming back soon, its inevitable.

Let Him take your heart of stone & replace it with a heart of flesh. Let Him transform you, a relationship with your Creator will do nothing short of that. There is no way to determine how much of an impact my lyrics from the heart & about my life impacted others lives since I started the band.

But it was Gods story, not my own. & that story wouldn’t be complete w/out sharing what He has radically done in me. My lyrics about pain, self-harm, death, addiction, suicide, depression, & loneliness would all be in vain for the lives they affected if I left out the person who took all that hurt away.

They may have helped you in THIS life, but only Christ can help you into the next 🕊John 10:10 John 14:6 Revelation 22:7&10 🕊

Carlile has been teasing a return to music over the last year or so and more recently got engaged last week.

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This is my heart. Valve sparing aortic root replacement surgery, due to my connective tissue disorder Marfan Syndrome. They replaced part of my aorta that was bulging & at risk of rupture. My mother died from this, she had an aneurysm then suddenly passed just an hour later. Her passing led me away from God, to start Of Mice & Men. When I came back to Him, I was forced to leave the band because of my health. Which led me to Costa Rica, where I spent time healing & drawing closer to Him away from the noise & world. Then I lost all my possessions due to my storage unit being auctioned off in Orange County while recovering. I lost literally everything. After all that, back to my health wrecking me again. Which led me to the states for more procedures, Las Vegas to help friends write music, accepting a job there, meeting my fiance in the hospital during a stay & now to this post. We aren't guaranteed tomorrow, life is fleeting. People throw jobs at me for retaining my joy & becoming a "Jesus Freak" since I left the band. I'll take it. I'll take Jesus any day of the week, because I need Him every day of the week. I talk about Him so often because He died for me, for you & He wants nothing more than a relationship with us. Not a checklist, money, or institutionalized "Christianity." He wants our hearts. My relationship with Him has brought me more joy, peace & abundance of life than anything the world ever did. He is coming back soon, its inevitable. Let Him take your heart of stone & replace it with a heart of flesh. Let Him transform you, a relationship with your Creator will do nothing short of that. There is no way to determine how much of an impact my lyrics from the heart & about my life impacted others lives since I started the band. But it was Gods story, not my own. & that story wouldn't be complete w/out sharing what He has radically done in me. My lyrics about pain, self-harm, death, addiction, suicide, depression, & loneliness would all be in vain for the lives they affected if I left out the person who took all that hurt away. They may have helped you in THIS life, but only Christ can help you into the next 🕊John 10:10 John 14:6 Revelation 22:7&10 🕊

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