Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has broke his silence following his shock departure from the band, which was announced earlier today.
The news came as a major surprise with many fans expecting new material from the group this year. “Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behaviour for quite some time and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track,” the band said in a statement.
They added: “We will not be commenting further.”
It was only just over a fortnight ago when Meighan gave an interview to Sky News in which he spoke about the band’s future plans: “When Sergio did his thing last year, everyone was like, ‘how do you feel about it?’ I love it! Why wouldn’t I? His music was incredible. He’s doing his thing, I’m doing mine but Kasabian is still solid. You know, it’s just a bad time at the moment, for rock ‘n’ roll. For human beings in general.”
Meighan has now taken to Instagram to make his first statement since leaving Kasabian: “Following today’s announcement I just wanted to let you all know that I am doing well. I’m in a really good place now. Thanks for all your love and support. I’ll be seeing you all very soon.”
Kasabian were due to make their triumphant live return at Leicester’s Victoria Park this summer which has, of course, been put on hold because of the ongoing pandemic which would have been the band’s first performance since their 2018 residency at Brixton Academy.
It is not yet known if the band will replace Meighan or if Pizzorno will step up to take on the lead vocal duties.