Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan quits band over ‘personal issues’ – but assures fans he’ll ‘see you all very soon’

After the shock announcement, Meighan reassured fans he’d be back, saying: “I am doing well. I’m in a really good place now”.

As reported by Sky

Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has left the band after struggling with “personal issues”.

A statement on behalf of the group said: “Kasabian have announced today that Tom Meighan is stepping down from the band by mutual consent.

“Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behaviour for quite some time and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track.”

Kasabian said they would not be commenting further on his departure, but Meighan tweeted several hours after the band’s official statement to reassure fans that he was feeling OK.

He said: “Following today’s announcement I just wanted to let you all know that I am doing well. I’m in a really good place now. Thanks for all your love and support. I’ll be seeing you all very soon.”

Kasabian. Pic: Phil Knott
Image:Kasabian line-up prior to Meighan’s departure (L-R):Ian Matthews, Meighan, Pizzorno and Chris Edwards. Pic: Phil Knott

Following an extended break, the Leicester band had been due to play a huge return gig in their home city last month.

They were left “absolutely brokenhearted” after the coronavirus pandemic put paid to their plans, while work on their seventh album also ground to a halt.

As reported by Sky