His statement was announced as follows:
"It's not an easy step to make, but I can't go on living a dream that I no longer have full interest in. I love the fans, and I hope the true ones will stick with Woe, Is Me and myself even after my departure. Don't be ignorant to the situation--it's nothing personal with the boys, I love them all. I just can't fake passion that I once had. I always preach to my fans, "Follow your dreams," and I need to take my own advice. My dreams are not fully achieved. I achieved several with the band, but I have many more goals to reach. This lifestyle, "rock 'n' roll" and what it consists of just isn't for me anymore.
Before any rumors start, yes I am leaving Woe, Is Me. I will be blunt so you all know the truth, directly from me myself, I'm not happy in this industry and I'm more positive of a person than I have been able to display on recent tours due to drama within the band. Being in a band is not easy, and I'm not running from my problems, just following my heart, as I encourage you all to do. That's all you really can do."
Article by: Larry Harris"I'd like to thank the devil inside for slamming so many doors, but I thank God for opening so many more."