Five Finger Death Punch vocalist Ivan Moody has released a statement addressing his future with the band, and his longstanding battle with addiction. Moody recently left the band’s European tour to deal with his addiction and was replaced by Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext.
Moody says that he is fighting hard to return to the stage with his brothers in FFDP and gave an emotional update on his bout with addiction, something he says he has faced most of his life.
“To All Five Finger Death Punch Fans:
“I wanted to write to all of you and express my deep
regret for not being able to finish the last few shows on our European summer tour.
“I am in a treatment facility addressing the addiction
issues that have interfered with everything in my life.
“I love you guys and I love my band… It’s what I
do and I can’t imagine my life without it. I am 100% committed to getting healthy so I can get back on stage with Five Finger Death Punch.
“At this point, I AM ON TRACK TO RETURN TO THE BAND
WITH A VENGEANCE in Springfield, IL, when we begin the next leg of our North American tour dates. It’s my intention to sing at each and every future
show we are committed to, in North America and in Europe. I can’t wait to put all of this behind me and move forward.
“I’d like to thank Tommy Vext for doing such a great
job filling in for me while I was away. I’d like to thank my brothers in 5FDP for supporting me through these hard times. We’ve been through hell and back and we’re not gonna stop here. I would also like to thank my family & friends for standing behind me
while I take care of what I need to regarding my health. But most importantly, I’d like to thank you, the fans, for your unwavering support as I recover. This has not been an easy year for me, but your encouragement and positivity is what keeps me going.
“See all you Knuckleheads on August 19th!!
We wish Ivan all the best on his road to recovery with the band.