Chelsea Grin's frontman Alex Koehler has shared a statement about his declining health, which was the reason the band dropped out of the tour with Motionless In White.

Read the statement below.

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“My health has been on a steady decline for the past couple years,” Koehler wrote on an Instagram post. “Both my mental and physical state were getting hit hard, and it caused us to drop our tour with MIW.”

I've learned a lot of life changing lessons in the past 35+ days, and I'll be making some major decisions in life,” he continued. “I still have mends to make, and a path of broken hearts to heal, but for the first time in a long long time, I'm holding my head up high.” 

On Feb. 20, Chelsea Grin announced they would be dropping off the tour because Koehler was “unable to surmount the rigors of being on the road.”

 “When we consider the longevity of our band, this is the only choice,” the band wrote.

Read Koehler's post in full below:

 

As you all may have heard by now, My health has been on a steady decline for the past couple years. Both my mental and physical state were getting hit hard, and it caused us to drop our tour with MIW. Which would have been our first U.S. tour in a year. I've learned a lot of life changing lessons in the past 35+ days, and I'll be making some major decisions in life. Most importantly I made a promise to myself to eat better, exercise more, and strive to be happy with what life has given me. I still have mends to make, and a path of broken hearts to heal, but for the first time in a long long time, I'm holding my head up high. I just wanted to give a HUGE shout out to the fans, friends, and family who have stuck by me on this wild journey. I couldn't ask for a better support system. I truly love you all! Life is too short to spend each day in misery. Put the remote down. Put the bottle down. Put the pipe down, and go outside. We've all been blessed with a life we only get to live once. So don't waste it. I love you all.

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Later this year, Chelsea Grin will be hitting the road again, playing the last cross-country Warped Tour in full.

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