Five Finger Death Punch Singer Ivan Moody Details Rehab Stay, Plans Stage Return in August
It's been a month since Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody abruptly left the metal band amid his struggles with substance abuse. At the time, Moody said he was ashamed to admit he'd "fallen off the wagon again," explaining that the on-stage meltdown at a show in Tilburg, Netherlands, during which he appeared to quit the group was due to his ongoing addiction issues.
The band supported their singer at the time, even as they announced that Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext would fill in for the remainder of the tour. The switcheroo won't last long, though. In an emotional Facebook post on Monday (July 10), Moody apologized for missing out on the last few shows of the group's European tour and revealed that he's been in a treatment facility "addressing the addiction issues that have interfered with everything in my life."
Moody said he's "100% committed" to getting healthy so he can rejoin the group on stage, vowing to return "with a vengeance" for a Springfield, Illinois, show on Aug. 19 at the Illinois State Fair and then continue on for the rest of the band's North American and European dates; the group's manager confirmed that the post was written by Moody.
The singer also thanked Vext for filling in and his brothers in the band for supporting him during this difficult time. "We've been through hell and back and we're not gonna stop here," he vowed. Read the full post below: