A message to fans was posted on Five Finger Death Punch’s official website and social channels today that revealed that their friend Andy James will be filling in for the still ailing Jason Hook for the remainder of the band’s scheduled tour dates.
The message posted read as follows:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our brother Jason Hook will not be able to perform tonight. He needs additional time for his recovery and must step back from the current tour in order to have the opportunity to do so. We discussed this as a band and Jason’s well-being is our priority – health comes first.
It was Jason’s express wish that we continue the tour so with Jason’s blessing we have invited our friend Andy James who has agreed to step in and finish the tour for Jason.
We are grateful for Andy stepping up and will continue to deliver the great show the fans deserve every night.
We’ve been having an incredible run with our friends in Megadeth and Bad Wolves so far, and the vibe of the tour has been amazing. We look forward to seeing all the German fans next and appreciate all of you joining us in wishing Jason a speedy recovery.
While fans are certainly saddened to be missing Jason on this run, they certainly are hoping for a speedy recovery and praise Five Finger Death Punch for continuing to stick with their fellow bandmate and brother as he battles his current health issues.
We too certainly wish Jason Hook a speedy recovery and look forward to catching him out on the road again with Five Finger Death Punch incredibly soon. The band’s new album “F8” is set for release on 2/28/20 and features the new single “Inside Out’. It is currently available for pre-order now!