Despite his ongoing health complications and battle with Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder of the connective tissue, former Of Mice & Men vocalist Austin Carlile has shared with his fans via Twitter that he is working on new music. Carlile has said that doing so has been “one of the only things that has kept me sane…”, as he’s been going through several operations and other treatment over the past few months.
Over a series of several tweets made via his personal Twitter account (here), the frontman shared the following news with his fans.
“Spent the past 8 months recovering from last Octobers spinal tears that forced me to leave band… during the past 3 months was receiving a series of 24-34 injections in my spine, hips, & legs every 3 weeks. As well as weekly IV treatments… was making progress until earlier in June when I began losing feeling & use of my legs… that was what ultimately hospitalized me in Costa Rica, then led me here to Stanford to find out what exactly was going on… has been tough… but I am tougher. Has been the biggest obstacle to overcome… but God is bigger. This is the longest I’ve gone in 10 years w/out playing music/touring. The wound stays fresh, a massive piece of me ripped away & missing… but honestly the part I’ve missed the most is YOU. My dream/journey wouldn’t have been possible w/out all of you in the first place x”
His final tweet also included a short video taken by Carlile whilst presumably sat in hospital awaiting further treatment, and playing what can only be assumed to be some of the music he has been working on since he parted ways with Of Mice & Men back in December 2016.
I HAVE been working on new music though… one of the only things that has kept me sane… pic.twitter.com/jzAaULhtOy
— Austin Carlile (@austincarlile) July 1, 2017
More news surrounding Carlile‘s work into new material and his ongoing recovery will be confirmed as it develops.