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EVERY TIME I DIE Frontman Announces Hiatus from Band, Says He Feels "Ostracized" from Bandmates

Buckley is taking a break for his mental health.

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Every Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley has been working on improving himself recently. He's been sober for the better part of a year and focusing on his mental health. Unfortunately, it looks like things aren't rosey with him and some of his bandmates, including his brother, Jordan Buckley.

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Buckley wrote on social media "Caring for my own mental health has taken priority over EVERYTHING else in my life. the Love it has brought to everything I do has been clear to everyone that has seen me and I value my progress way too much to allow a setback. I am taking a hiatus from ETID to prepare for TTS"

TTS is Every Time I Die's annual hometown show called 'TID The Season. Shortly after posting this, the band account noted that they would be continuing on the remaining stops of the tour and invite fans to come up and sing vocals.

The band wrote "Mental Health is a real issue and when not treated has an impact on so many people. Keith needs to take this time to rest and prepare for the holiday shows and we wish him a quick recovery. We also understand that so many of you have been looking forward to these last few shows on our tour. We don't want to let you down so we’ll be playing these last three shows without a vocalist."

The continued "Like Keith always says ’this mic is your mic’. So come and help us finish up this tour. Anyone that no longer wants to attend will be given refunds at point of purchase.

Keith Buckley saw this statement and felt he needed to post another statement with some clarification. He revealed that since his sobriety, he feels ostracized from some members of the band, and called out his brother, guitarist Jordan Buckley.

Keith writes "Now that I have seen the “official statement” indicating that ETID is finishing the tour without their singer, I think I’m ready to tell you all a little bit about exactly WHY my mental health has had to become a priority over ETID, and trust I have receipts."

He continued "While meditating in a side room yesterday I overheard my own brother tell an outsider that ETID had been in talks to replace me this entire time. I thought they were my biggest supporters. but Jordan had lied. his concern was a cruel trick. Their statement is proof.

"Traveling separately, away from alcohol and the behaviors of those who choose to drink, has brought me peace of mind and has made me the best performer I have ever been. I love the ETID community and finally felt like I was giving back in a meaningful way. and I will continue to.

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"Being ostracized from a band I have built for 20 years because I made a decision to do whatever it took to be a good Human Being hurts me deeply, but trust me when I say I am the most mentally fit I have ever been. This decision was made to protect myself from my own sibling."

You can see the band's remaining tour dates on their website.

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