NewsFebruary 20, 2018 9:24 PM ET8,668 views

Chelsea Grin cancels tour over vocalist's ill health

Chelsea Grin has dropped off their North American tour with Motionless In White and Every Time I Die, which kicks off today. Vocalist Alex Koehler is currently receiving medical treatment as he "has been in declining health." The band has issued the following statement:
"We are entirely gutted to so suddenly inform you that we will need to drop off of the Motionless in White Graveyard Shift North American tour. In this situation, we feel the need to be entirely honest. It may or may not have been apparent, but for a while now Alex Koehler has been in declining health, and has been unable to surmount the rigors of being on the road. He is currently under medical care, making good progress, and improving daily. Initially, the rest of us were determined to make this tour happen and deliver to you the best Chelsea Grin experience we could, even without Alex. We arrived home from tracking our upcoming record with only two full days to work, and as soon as we shifted our focus from the record and geared up for the run, we knew we were unprepared. Beyond just a rushed rehearsal schedule, we've found ourselves very concerned with taking the stage in our current state. The duress of this album process and being so sick/conflicted for our brother has driven us each to a compromised and unsustainable mental and emotional position. When we consider the longevity of our band, this is the only choice. We've waited so long to play for North America again, but cannot in good conscience return to deliver a performance that is not representative of the band at our best. Again, we are so deeply apologetic that we will not be able to accompany our brothers in Motionless in White, Every Time I Die and Ice Nine Kills, and even moreso that we will not be performing for or engaging with our fans. We are so grateful to our crew for their unending support and understanding, and to Davier Perez for working so hard stepping in for Pablo while he would have filled in for Alex. "It is very important for you to know that we are taking our situation head-on. We have a record that we are supremely confident and excited in (with the expert assistance of Drew Fulk and Joshua Travis), and are as committed as ever to furthering our music and the relationship we have with our supporters. Thank you all for your understanding, and we will be seeing you soon."

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anonymous 2/20/2018 7:08:18 PM

These Streets should be on this

anonymous 2/20/2018 7:15:06 PM

Spoiler alert: Alex was diagnosed as HIV positive

anonymous 2/20/2018 7:33:02 PM

"Alex was unable to surmount the rigors of the road, which is bad since we weren't even on the road yet. This dude gets sick in a McDonalds drive-thru..."

anonymous 2/20/2018 8:37:44 PM

full blown AIDS

anonymous 2/20/2018 9:47:52 PM

Probably finally dawned on him he was touring with Motionless in White and a band that has about 100 songs that ALL sound the same.

Rick____tocchet 2/20/2018 9:58:41 PM

Cocaine is a hell of a drug

anonymous 2/20/2018 11:21:54 PM

Why is everyone so afraid to admit it's drugs?

anonymous 2/21/2018 3:27:40 AM

Who woulda thought screaming ur ass off for 1 hour every night could hurt ur body. If ur a "singer" and can't carry a fcking tune ur either mentally ill or a drug addict. both those conditions would have symptoms described here..

anonymous 2/21/2018 4:38:21 AM

REHAB Just say it!!!!!!!! Only question Meth or H

anonymous 2/21/2018 5:28:37 AM

"we feel the need to be entirely honest." *proceeds to not disclose what the issue is

anonymous 2/21/2018 6:04:29 AM

*grins*

anonymous 2/21/2018 7:24:45 AM

If you watch any of his interviews as of late, it's like someone scraped him off of a motel room floor seconds prior. Judging from his bloated-ness...it's gotta be booze.

anonymous 2/21/2018 8:37:22 AM

PLEASE BROS DONT GIVE UP CHEALSEA GRIN IS SO BRUTAL. IDK WHAT I WOULD LISTEN TO WITHOUT YOU GUYS. BREE BREE ILY

fourthgradecocktease 2/21/2018 9:47:12 AM

Sounds like booze or drugs. Probably is.

fourthgradecocktease 2/21/2018 10:00:46 AM

"Basically, Josh Travis somehow managed to make Emmure a financially viable band again and we're really hoping that he can do the same for us. Stay tuned!"

anonymous 2/21/2018 10:15:30 AM

Rehab for booze. What a pssy.

anonymous 2/21/2018 12:46:03 PM

Snap backs and Jordan shorts were stoked, now they're not :(

anonymous 2/21/2018 1:11:23 PM

Is he sick or is this like "nu-metal" ill? fck this band anywho...

anonymous 2/21/2018 1:19:45 PM

A I D S I N D A B O O T Y

anonymous 2/21/2018 4:20:15 PM

healthflip

anonymous 2/21/2018 5:20:11 PM

because you pussies can't replace him for ONE tour. guess they couldn't get their shifts at burger king covered in time

anonymous 2/22/2018 10:09:23 PM

opiate dependency.




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