Of Mice & Men Singer Austin Carlile Tells Fans in Emotional Twitter Message: 'I'll Never Get Better'

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Austin Carlile from Of Mice and Men performs on stage at the Soundwave Festival at Melbourne showgrounds on Feb. 21, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

Carlile shares emotional series of tweets about the pain of his Marfan Syndrome disorder in fan Q&A.

Of Mice & Men singer Austin Carlile is in so much pain that the band recently had to cut short their European tour so that he could fly home for treatment for the rare fibrostic connective tissue disorder Marfan Syndrome, which causes his body to uncontrollably seize up and causes weakness in his heart, muscles and joints. He's taken time over the past few days to explain to fans how the disease affects him and answer some of their questions about the disease, which took the life of his mother.

On Monday (Nov. 28) the 28-year-old singer offered a sobering assessment of his prognosis.

Carlile was diagnosed with Marfans at age 17 and has received a series of surgeries on his head, feet, hips and ears, suffering a collapsed lung during a show in Denver this summer and canceling shows in 2015 when he was hospitalized after a major heart surgery. On Wednesday night (Nov. 30) he did a Q&A with fans about his condition.

For more of his Q&A answers, visit Austin's Twitter feed.


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