Following the child abuse allegations and current incarceration of their lead singer Ian Watkins, Welsh rockers Lostprophets have decided to call it a day. The band released a statement to announce the break up, which you can read below.
‘To our fans:
After nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache, we finally feel ready to announce publicly what we have thought privately for some time. We can no longer continue making or performing music as Lostprophets. Your love and support over the past 15 years has been tremendous, and we’ll be forever grateful for all you’ve given us. As we look forward to the next phase of our lives, we can only hope to be surrounded by people as devoted and inspiring as you guys have been.
Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike, and Stu’
It remains to be seen whether any of the band will continue with a life in music. Ian Watkins is set to face his court trial on November 25th.