Following the announcement of frontman Tommy Vext leaving Bad Wolves, fans have been attacking the remaining members of the band, prompting Vext to issue a statement to fans revealing that he has “no animosity” towards his ex-bandmates Chris, Doc, Kyle, and John.
Vext issued a statement via his Instagram stories on Sunday (Jan. 10) telling fans to stop “bashing” his former bandmates.
“Guys please listen: you can support me without bashing my former band mates in @badwolvesofficial,” Vext explained. “I understand emotions are high and there’s a lot of speculation but just chill. I will make a statement when legal documents are finalized. I have no animosity toward the boys, the media once again ran with rumors and forced my ex bandmates to make an ill timed response.”
The singer continued to express his gratitude for the fans and their support of him and the band, even saying that it brought him to tears.
“I am grateful for your support & reassurance and it’s actually moved me to tears. But we don’t need to spread negativity to the other guys,” Vext added. “We have very different political and spiritual beliefs but they are good human beings & the way I see it is we will have a healthy competition to create awesome music. So everyone wins. I love John, Doc, Chris & Kyle. Please don’t bully my homies.”
Bad Wolves announced the departure of Vext in a statement on social media on Saturday (Jan. 9) saying “It is true that Bad Wolves and Tommy Vext have parted ways,” the statement began. “The four of us plan to continue making music and a new album is planned for later this year. Tommy has been a big part of Bad Wolves and we are grateful for his contributions.”
The band added, “There is not much else to report at the moment but send love and gratitude to the fans who have supported Bad Wolves from day one. We would not be here without you.”
According to a report from MetalSucks, the frontman went live on Instagram late Friday (Jan. 8) evening and announced his departure from the band and revealed that he is working on a solo album.
Vext said in his Instagram live that he felt his only option to leave the band as Vext claimed his conservative political views caused an irreconcilable schism with his bandmates and their record label, Better Noise (formerly Eleven Seven).
The band said “the best is yet to come” in a recent instagram post teasing the follow-up to their 2019 album, N.A.T.I.O.N.. It is unclear when solo material from Vext will be released but it is said to be in the works.