Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has left the band after struggling with “personal issues”.
A statement on behalf of the group said: “Kasabian have announced today that Tom Meighan is stepping down from the band by mutual consent.
“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 rock band say they “will not be commenting further”.
The Leicester-based band went on an extended break last year, but had been due to play a huge return gig in their home city last month.
But the band were left “absolutely brokenhearted” after the coronavirus pandemic put pay to their comeback plans.
Speaking earlier this month following the cancellation, Meighan told Sky News: “I believe things happen for a reason. So I’d imagine we’ll be back next year to play Vicky Park when the restrictions are all gone. But I can’t imagine any rock’n’roll music being played till at least next summer.
“It’s a bit of a kicking but we’ll be back, it’ll be stronger. There’s people who have cancelled weddings, lots of things. It’s just one of those things and unfortunately, coronavirus, what’s happened to the world is very serious.
“I can’t wait to go back out there and play rock’n’roll music again. But you’ve got to be so careful. And it’s not media hype or anything, this disease is real.”
Source : Sky News