NEWS: Austin Carlile (ex-Of Mice & Men) hospitalised for cerebrospinal fluid leak!

Former Of Mice & Men vocalist Austin Carlile appears to be having further complications surrounding his ongoing struggle with Marfan Syndrome; a genetic connective tissue disorder which he has battled for most of his life.

Over the years, Carlile has undergone numerous medical procedures and treatments in order to fight the disorder, which ultimately led to him leaving Of Mice & Men back in December 2016.

Since then, the frontman has been focusing on his health along with spreading awareness of the disorder and offering help, and more recently shared that he’s planning to make an imminent return to music.

However, in a recent post made by Carlile on Instagram, he has shared that he has been hospitalised due to suffering from a cerebrospinal fluid leak which he is currently being treated for at Stanford University Hospital.

You can check out his full statement explaining the situation at hand below.

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak (have had multiple of them in the past) collecting in my head this time around. Pouches of the fluid are accumulating between my skull & skin leading to swelling in different areas each day. Discover, drain, patch, assessment, repeat. Where, what, why? Infection of said spinal fluid? Intro: intravenous wide spectrum antibiotics administered daily. Observe. More blood cultures, observe. Currently on day five of this, two hospitals, MRI's, CT scans, X-rays, EKG's, ultra sounds, blood work, etc. I'm at Stanford University Hospital with my specialists once again for further observation & testing. Was just here Friday for sleep/pain study but had to return when another hospital team couldn't help my unique case/situation. Another step. Another hurdle Marfan Syndrome throws in my way. Another day I get to kick it in the face & remind it that it doesn't own me, nor can it keep me down for good ???

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“Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak (have had multiple of them in the past) collecting in my head this time around. Pouches of the fluid are accumulating between my skull & skin leading to swelling in different areas each day. Discover, drain, patch, assessment, repeat. Where, what, why?

Infection of said spinal fluid? Intro: intravenous wide spectrum antibiotics administered daily. Observe. More blood cultures, observe. Currently on day five of this, two hospitals, MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, EKGs, ultra sounds, blood work, etc. I’m at Stanford University Hospital with my specialists once again for further observation & testing.

Was just here Friday for sleep/pain study but had to return when another hospital team couldn’t help my unique case/situation. Another step. Another hurdle Marfan Syndrome throws in my way. Another day I get to kick it in the face & remind it that it doesn’t own me, nor can it keep me down for good.”

More news surrounding Austin Carlile‘s recovery and/or his return to music will be confirmed as it develops.