He will be taking some time away from the band to deal with “personal issues.”
Korn bassist Fieldy is leaving the band, according to a statement on his official Facebook page. Fieldy, who is the band’s founding bassist, said that he is “dealing with some personal issues” and will be taking some time away from the band.
“To all Korn fans worldwide.
The past 6 years I’ve been dealing with some personal issues that at times have caused me to fall back on some of my bad habits and has caused some tension with the people around me. It’s been suggested to me to take some time off to heal. I’m going to respect what was asked of me and take that time. Unfortunately you will not see me on stage with my band.
I will be working towards getting the bad habits out of my system. In the meantime I will be staying creative to keep my mind & soul in a good place. I’m thankful for all of your support, patience & understanding as we all have something that we deal with. Jonathan, Munky, Ray and Head, I love you and I don’t want to bring any tension or bad vibes to the circle.”
Fieldy was a founding member of Korn in 1993.
Korn released their thirteenth studio album The Nothing back in 2019. The disc hit No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. The band subsequently toured in support of the album until the COVID-19 pandemic haunted the music industry in early 2020.