Mike Patton has cancelled the remaining Faith No More and Mr. Bungle tour dates, citing mental health reasons.
“Sorry to report that due to mental health reasons, I cannot continue with the currently scheduled Faith No More and Mr. Bungle dates,” Patton said in an official statement. “I have issues that were exacerbated by the pandemic that are challenging me right now.”
“I don’t feel I can give what I should at this point and I am not going to give anything less than 100 percent. I am sorry to our fans and hope to make it up to you soon,” the 53-year-old Faith No More lead singer added.
A separate statement issued by his bandmates Billy Gould, Jon Hudson, Mike Bordin and Roddy Bottum said that they feel “shattered” by the cancellations.
“It has been a real challenge to return to this music after a five-year absence, but we have been working hard for a few months now, and these last few rehearsals left no doubt that we were back to top form, which makes this statement very difficult to write,” they said.
“We believe that forging ahead with these dates would have had a profoundly destructive effect on Mike, whose value to us as a brother means more to us than his job as singer,” Faith No More wrote in their statement. “He can count on our 100% support to do what he needs to do to get things right. Just as we also ask for your support right now.”
Faith No More have cancelled 12 shows of the tour, which was set to kick off at Saint Louis Music Park in Maryland Heights, Missouri, on September 16.
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