The Used have issued a statement following reports the band has filed a restraining order against ex-guitarist Justin Shekoski.
Shekoski, who split from the band citing “artistic differences” a few months ago, is now required to stay 100 yards away from all members of the group and any location they work, including any venues at which the band is performing after threatening to kill himself at one of the band’s shows.
Now, the band have released the following statement, it read: “Due to personal and artistic differences, Justin is no longer the guitar player for The Used.
“As a band we strive for an honest transparent connection with our fans. Despite the sensationalism and immoral reporting of media publications that we have had nothing to do with, we as a band had to take the proper legal precautions.
“The safety of our fans, crew and fellow band members is our biggest priority. Even and especially in the toughest times, the threat of suicide should never be taken lightly. We ask that you respect the privacy of everyone involved during this process. If you or someone you love is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.”