Having made his home address public for quite some time now, which housed the studio in which he wrote last year’s full-length ‘Death Of A Bachelor’, Brendon Urie (of Panic! At The Disco) has revealed via Twitter that he has now had to move home due to no longer feeling safe there as a result of “constant harassment from fans.”
Though Urie has welcomed and appreciated receiving gifts and letters sent to him at his home address from his fans, he’s explained that it has escalated to a point where he confesses that he “didn’t feel safe in my own home.” He has since moved to a new undisclosed address.
Farewell, old house. pic.twitter.com/g4bxmW3pQF
— Brendon Urie (@brendonurie) February 25, 2017
You can read the full message that accompanies his tweet below:
“Three years ago I bought a house. A dream home, really. I had a studio built in part of the house, wrote an album there, jumped off the roof into the pool countless times. It was incredible.
Also during that time, since my address was public, I would receive letters and/or gifts from fans. This never bothered me. But as time progressed, so did the amount of letters. Not just letters and gifts, this soon changed into visits and constant harassment from fans. It got so bad that I didn’t feel safe in my own home.
So it’s with this statement that I’m announcing I have moved on from what was once a safe place.
I only hope this sheds lights on what inappropriate behavior looks like. Boundaries are boundaries for a reason. Everyone has a right to feel safe and everyone has an obligation to be happy. So I’m taking my family somewhere that might make this a possibility.
Thank you, old house, for giving me a creative space and for lending me a place of rest, even if just for short periods of time.
That being said, I would LOVE to continue reading your letters and gifts. So I leave you with an address nowhere near me that I’ll have checked periodically. Thank you, love ya.
901 N Fairfax Ave, #176, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7203
The band’s latest studio full-length album, ‘Death Of A Bachelor’, is available now through Fueled By Ramen/DCD2.
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