It is always incredibly difficult to announce the departure of a band mate, however it is even more difficult when that band mate is such an incredible person and they are leaving due to their health. For any who do not know, Austin Carlile, the lead singer from Of Mice & Men, suffers from a very rare disease known as Marfan Syndrome. Carlile has been open and honest about his health, but has continued to soldier on with the band through all of his pain and setbacks. However, things changed after the band had to cancel their European headlining tour and a team of specialists told Carlile that continuing to tour with the band could cause irreparable damage. With that, Carlile decided to step away from Of Mice & Men and allow the band to continue without him, You can view the band's official statement on their Facebook Page and Austin's public letter is posted below. Best of luck to both Of Mice & Men and Austin Carlile in the future, and here's to a new beginnings.