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The Amity Affliction Release Statement On Mental Health After Drummer Leaves Tour

Tamsyn Wilce
Tamsyn Wilce 7 December 2016 at 14.14

This is tough.



The Amity Affliction have released a full statement regarding the departure of drummer Ryan Burt from their UK tour.

In a post on the band's Facebook page they said...

"We are sad to announce that Ryan will not be performing on any further shows on the This Could Be Heartbreak UK / European headline tour.

"Ryan has recently been battling some ongoing mental demons, and as a group of friends who have had to deal with mental health issues in one way or another, all four of us knew that the best course of action was for him to take the time to go home and get some professional support. It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but it is the right one. Our priority at this point is Ryan’s health, and that will always come first.

"The shows themselves will all continue as planned, with Casey McHale filling in on drums. He’s an amazing musician and a great friend of both Ryan and the band, and we know we can rely on him to deliver the show you all deserve to see.

"We ask that everyone respect Ryan’s privacy while he’s getting better.

"If you need someone to talk to regarding mental health, please don’t hesitate to seek help from someone who is properly trained and qualified."

The final shows of the tour will take place on the following dates...

DECEMBER

08 - GLASGOW ABC
09 - BIRMINGHAM Institute
10 - NORWICH Waterfront

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