Fans of Five Finger Death Punch were shown a glance into future plans for the band as Ivan Moody penned a letter from his current rehabilitation program. Moody intends to rejoin his fellow members of the band upon completion of his current rehab stint on August 19th to finish out the second leg of their North American tour. This comes has a rare positive glimpse into the bands future as they have not only been enduring Moody’s relapse, but also embroiled in legal issues with their label prolonging the release of another studio album.
Moody’s statement, released via the bands Facebook account reads:
“To All Five Finger Death Punch Fans:
I wanted to write to all of you and express my deep regret for not being able to finish the last few shows on our European summer tour. I am in a treatment facility addressing the addiction issues that have interfered with everything in my life. I love you guys and I love my band… It’s what I do and I
can’t imagine my life without it. I am 100% committed to getting healthy so I can get back on stage with Five Finger Death Punch.
At this point, I AM ON TRACK TO RETURN TO THE BAND
WITH A VENGEANCE in Springfield, IL, when we begin the next leg of our North American tour dates. It’s my intention to sing at each and every future show we are committed to, in North America and in Europe. I can’t wait to put all of this behind me and move forward.
I’d like to thank Tommy Vext for doing such a great job filling in for me while I was away. I’d like to thank my brothers in 5FDP for supporting me through these hard times. We’ve been through hell and back and we’re not gonna stop here. I would also like to thank my family & friends for standing behind me while I take care of what I need to regarding my health. But most importantly, I’d like to thank you, the fans, for your unwavering support as I recover. This has not been an easy year for me, but your encouragement and positivity is what keeps me going.
See all you Knuckleheads on August 19th!!
The band has currently been using front man Tommy Vext to fill in the position while Moody sought professional help. Moody entered the stage midset on June 12th during a performance in the Netherlands which Vext opened the first couple songs. During this performance Moody announced it would be his last with the band. While the bands future begins to brighten we hope Moody and Vext all the best in their future endeavors and will continue to keep you up to date as this story develops.