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DevilDriver Bassist Missing Upcoming Tours To Go Into Rehab

In a statement posted on DevilDriver's official site, bassist Jon Miller gave the following update on his future with the band:

"To all DevilDriver fans and friends, I wanted to give you an update on my status as far as my health is concerned. Regarding the past 2 European tours, I was either forced to leave by my own accord or asked to leave by my band/managment.

"I have been touring with DevilDriver for almost the past ten years and the drugs and alcohol have finally caught up with me. I realized this when I ended up in the ICU on my birthday last week.

"I need to make a change so that I can save my own life and keep the friends that I still have left. I know that alot of DevilDriver fans seek me out first as the one to party with because I consider myself a very social person who is quite outgoing, personable and friendly.

"That was all fun in my 20's touring with the band, but as I am entering my early 30's I can feel the damage catching up with me mentally and physically. I don't want to burn out prematurely before my time on this Earth is up. On January 1st I will be entering an intense rehabilitation program in order for me to reclaim my health and the person who I once was.

"I will not be doing the Canadian tour in January or the Australian tour in February and March. This is for my own good. I need to come out of rehab with a sound body and mind. After I complete my rehabilitation I hope to see all DevilDriver friends and family as soon as I can. Much love to you all."

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1. Natsquatch writes:

Kudos and best of luck to him.

# Dec 21, 2010 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. n0thinghead writes:

good thing he realized the problem before it killed him. here's to DD \m/

# Dec 21, 2010 @ 8:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Natsquatch writes:

Here's to DDs, indeed.

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# Dec 22, 2010 @ 1:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. MetalMattUK writes:

Yes the first major step is to say "you have a problem" best of luck buddy there are other people in the world in the same situation you will get the help take care

# Dec 22, 2010 @ 4:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. n0thinghead writes:

T I T S !!!!!

# Dec 22, 2010 @ 8:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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